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post #5 of Old 02-07-2010
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It also depends on your sail inventory. If you have sails made of lighter material you will have an easier time sailing in very light air since the sail will take on a better shape sooner than a heavier material.

One other big issue for me on a lake or bay is the power boats. They are a huge PITA when the try to help by slowing down as they go by. It just makes thier wake bigger if they come off of planing. Whatever headway you are making will be ruined by a few wakes. Plus it beats your rigging and sails up.

I enjoy light air sailing. As mentioned above it is a skill most sailors have not honed. The skills also transfer to heavier winds as you can gain more speed by knowing how to trim sails and balance your boat.
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