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post #7 of Old 03-26-2010
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Without knowing your sailing angle the main is still your depower sail during puffs

Most of the time your going to want all the crew weight up on the rail and its very fast to depower by dumping the main and retrim it

If that does not work then your carrying to much sail for example in last summers race we were carring the spinaker in about 25 knots making a pretty steady 9 knots and as we got close to this and not really wanting another dip



It was time to take it down and go back to the 150 Jib and still go 9 knots on the return leg we stuchk with the 150 and a deep reef in the main

It would have been better to change to the 100 jib BUT the sea state was so bad i felt that combo was the best overall to keep the crew safe

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