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Old 03-08-2012
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Re: can only tack close reach, can't close-haul

Bring you main traveller to the windward side and bring the boom over center or even past center a bit, as well bring your foresail as close to the cabin as possible.

With the sails in those positions you will be able to sail as close to the wind as possible. A production boat should be able to tack from one side to the other within 90 to 100º. A performance boat should get within 70 to 80º. And the faster you go the closer you can get.
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