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Re: Overlapping versus Blade headsails which is quicker ?
I agree that there are some rigs where a #2 is necessary. Its one of my big gripes with the CCA and IOR era rig proportions where the 155's are too big once the wind gets over a certain point, yet the jib is the prime motivator so that you can't afford to go down to a #3.
The original poster is talking about a modern fractionally rigged boat, where you don't need the extra sail in a #2 since you can power up and down to fill the gap, and frankly, due to the rig geometry a #2's lousey sheeting angle becomes the limiting factor for the whole boat when going upwind.
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