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Originally Posted by sailak View Post
Wouldn't you want to release the vang to allow some twist since you were overpowered?
That's not the way I was taught in my ASA classes. Putting on the vang flattens the sail and depowers. Letting out the traveler dumps wind without losing the sail geometry (twisting).

Twisting is a bad thing, if I'm remembering my lessons correctly.

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