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post #8 of Old 02-09-2010
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Dwayne, cool picture of an IOR design flying on a reach. Actually that's not a babystay in the picture. The boat is flying a spinnaker staysail which is a sail with a high cut clew and a wire luff. Generally you fly staysails at around 100 to 150 degrees apparent. Note the reaching strut forward of the spinnaker trimmer holding the guy off the shrouds. The crew looks comfy in the cockpit in the picture. They probably need to get on the rail and aft with the pole on the headstay lest they find out why these IOR designs earned their reputation for rounding up.
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