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Old 07-31-2011
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Reefing in light air

A few days ago we were running with a Catalina 25 with the 150 fully extended.

Because of the run and the light air the 150 kept collapsing. It is on a roller so I just rolled it up to about 110 and it behaved very well after that.

While cruising of course the basic rule is if it feels good do it.

I was wondering if any racers would do something like this too.
IOW would the boat be faster with a small sail pulling consistently or a big sail collapsing regularly?
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