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So question .... if a cruising boat is only going to have one light wind reaching/running headsail ... which is it to be ? I don't care that much about DDW, i find it too stressful, so I usually drop off a few degrees.
I would suggest a fairly flat cut gennaker with a slightly shorter luff that can be hardened down to the pulpit. That should cover you from about 60 degrees apparent to about 135 / 150 apparent. You could run with it in flat water, if desired.
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