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Old 09-29-2011
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Likewise, if racing on a lake, reaching around the banks may prove much faster then beating a straight line across the breadth of the Lake.
I'd like to hear more about this! I have experienced it, and know it.. but I want to know why it is? I note there are usually more lifts close to shore on a given path than their are headers, and albeit might be "slower" and less wind, you can generally make more headway beating/reaching close to shoreline because of this effect.
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