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post #2 of Old 10-27-2009
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The advantage of using a spinnaker or genoa down wind is that the boat is being PULLED by the sail, rather than pushed by it, as happens with the main. This means that the boat will track far better... since the center of effort is FORWARD of the center of lateral resistance. Of course, it also means that if you fall off...you're going to be left behind unless someone is aboard to turn the boat around.

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