Originally Posted by SVAuspicious
Although the thresholds are tighter racing than cruising, don't give up ground to windward to early or too easily. More often than not you'll need it later.
Quite true.. unless the wind changes.
From RFC 1925: "(3) With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead."