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Old 10-19-2010
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Upwind sailing is just the opposite... up in the puffs and down in the lulls...
Yeah, but headed upwind if you get a little overpowered by the puff, head up and starve the sails a little too much, you'll de-power and the boat will chill out (unless there's way too much wind).

Heading further down while running without touching the sheet puts you at risk for very un-chilled-out stuff...
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