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post #26 of Old 09-06-2011
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Recently, I became aware of the same issue; while tacking close hauled for both port side and starboard side, I encoutered distinctly different handling and speed differences. Thinking about the many reasons for what was happening, I noted that I handled the boat differently (handling of main sheet, and tiller) depending on port or starbard. I made a conciencious point of handling the boat the same way on both port and starboard tacks... and alot of the issue dissapeared. The efficientcy, and coordination process I was deploying was asymetrical, hence the sailing proficientcy suffered accordingly.
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