Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Francisco Bay area
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Re: What went wrong while sailing downwind?
If you had the main to port, having the traveler to port would power the main up. To power the main down, you want to let the boom rise to spill air out of the main. This means having the traveler centered or to starboard (also known as a fishermans reef, works from beam reach downwards). This only works if the boomvang is loose also.
Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay