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Old 08-31-2006
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Coastal vrs. Offshore

Is there a definitive definition for the terms Coastal and Offshore? What do they mean when it comes to buying sails? I have to replace a jib on my boat and I am a coastal sailor (who doesn't race) in my view. However in saying that, our average wind that we have been sailing in these past few summers has been between 20- 25 knts with gusts to 30knts. This has become the norm these days. As well, we are typically sailing about 1 mile from shore, but it is not uncommon to be between 5-10 miles from shore. So what class of sails should I be looking at, Coastal or Offshore?

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