Originally Posted by rockDAWG
Between port tack and starboard tack in a close haul,
1. What is the smallest angle you have ever achieved?
2. What are the factors that may increase the angle
I have experienced the angle from 120 degrees to as much as 180 degrees, it make sense to me. But that was what I observed. In theory, it should be just 90 degrees, I don't mind to settle for 100 degrees. But not 120 degree or more.
Am I missing something here?
What type of boat? Keel? Sail Plan?
The worst for me was a Seawolf 30; full keel, unbattened mail, bagged sails. Tacked through 120 degrees.
Best was a C&C 35, fin keel, new sails. Tacked through about 70 degrees.
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Last edited by jackdale; 07-01-2011 at 10:00 AM.