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post #17 of Old 03-22-2012
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Re: Wing on Wing

Jackdale is a sailing instructor, so he know of what he speaks.

However... I think some of these guys are making WnW sound scarier than it is. No, you don't need a whisker pole but it sure makes it easier. You can use a spinnaker pole too, it's just not adjustable.

Do it, just do it in lighter air. Don't do it in 20 kts of breeze. A gybe in air like that could clobber somebody or blow your mainsheet block apart (don't ask how I know )

It's not hard, it just requires that you pay attention. WnW is not necessarily the time to check your text messages, or get into a lengthy conversation with crew.

You need to post some pictures. I miss my little Coronado.

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