Is the genoa fairlead car in the correct position? Not enough folks pay attention to this.
- Does the genoa sheet "point" toward the middle of the luff? There may also be a longer strap to use as a guide.
- Do all genoa tell tales break together?
- Is the curve on the foot and leech of the sail similar?
As SF mentioned some backwinding is a go fast position.
Bottom line for racing - what is happening to your boat speed?
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