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post #5 of Old 07-28-2010
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below a beam reach the objective of sail trim is to present as large a surface area to the wind as possible.
No, you don't want to present as much sail area to the wind; that means you're just using the sail as a big barn door. Gotta try to keep some semblance of a sail (foil!)
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