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Old 07-24-2012
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Dinghy sailing - tacking

What you need is speed and the momentum that gets you to make the turn without any driving force from the wind. So you may need to fall off the wind to build speed right before the tack. I've just started sailing a small dinghy myself, and it is so much more difficult than the bigger boats I have always sailed.

Gary H Lucas
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