I've never observed what you're saying. On the east coast, running with the wind can be absolutely miserable this time of year because your speed relative to wind is so low. Beating offers the nicest breeze, though reaches are nice also.
For us river sailors, attempting to sail against the current is more likely to lead to firing up the motor, but we try to avoid that as well. The best possible situation is to sail with the current both directions, turning around in slack water.
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Formerly posted as "RhythmDoctor"
1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)
Last edited by TakeFive; 07-07-2010 at 05:44 PM.