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Old 09-10-2012
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Re: new 120% genoa

Thanks for the thoughtful reply.Clearly the advantage gained in secs per mile for a smaller genoa is often dependant on chance and wind strength. we had our club regatta on saturday last with wind gusting to 25 knots. By dint of sticking it out when others went home (lost two full length battens from the old main I was using..... silly or what!) got a flag. Now i had the perf that went with a 120% genoa, and used a blade jib. (and the blade was too big a sail really.......but how often do you need a 70%sized no.1 jib?) If i had the perf of a boat with a full sized genoa prob would have not got the flag. so chance played a role, as it must do with any hadicapping system.

Your info on the difficulty with "dacron " sails is very interesting. Does Practical Sailor know about this? Any sailmakers out there prepared to comment?
Once again to members, thanks for the input. john f
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