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Old 07-13-2012
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Re: Switching from close reach to beam reach on 20 knot winds

Saint Anna,

You may have missed that this is an older yawl. On a boat like this, if one wants to bear away that much in a stiff breeze, they first ease the mizzen sheet to roughly its final adjustment, then ease or release the main sheet, then play the genoa on the way down. The short travelers of that era do not have enough range of adjustment to accommodate that large of a change in the angle of attack, and mizzens did not have adjustable travelers.
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