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Re: A blue water sailer that can go in light winds

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Originally Posted by Sailormon6 View Post
Therefore, you have to not only maximize the amount of drive that you extract from the moving air with the sails, but you also have to minimize the amount of drag wherever you find it.

You don't often hear a boat owner say "I have no skill at light air sailing."
Minimize drag. Like the drag of thousands of extra pounds of full keel maybe? Heh-heh.

I get your point, but you're really comparing sailors here, not boats. As the polars show, the Alberg, compared to the Elan, is a pig. No way around that. Sure, put a Tourette's-afflicted spastic monkey at the helm of the Elan and the Alberg might prevail...but that's because of the spastic monkey...not the performance of the Alberg.

As for your last sentence, absolutely true. However, I DO often hear "You have no skill at light air sailing."
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