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Re: Centerboard position - keel/centerboard Tartan 37 upwind

I have no experience racing such a creature, but I am surprised that you would get better performance with your centerboard up when beating. I would think the added lift you get from the board would outweigh the drag. Are you able to point with the rest of the fleet with your board up? Looking at images of the keel design it appears that what is left when the board is up is a far from ideal upwind shape.

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