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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
3. Drake asked the same question. Apparently the skip rigged it that way because they were surfing sideways down the waves. And he wanted to try to maintain a course toward Bermuda.
This technique has been tried (pioneered?) by Morgan's Cloud.
Galerider Drogue Launched Off Bow Stops Wave Strikes While Heaved-to

If you haven't heard of them, spend a while on their website. They're the real thing and they write very even-handed articles and reviews. They're like the Beth and Evans of the high-latitudes North instead of south.

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