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Overlapping versus Blade headsails which is quicker ?
OK maybe this is a simplistic question but:
Beat to windward in a Force 3-4, flatish water, standard production 21st century cruiser/racer fractionally rigged
If you have a choice between an overlapping 120% genoa sheeted around the shroud or a smaller say 100% blade jib sheeted to barber haulers inside the shroud.
Lets assume the blade will get you close to the speed the polar diagram predicts. Will you get anything more from the 120% genoa ?
Which do you go for ?