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Old 10-04-2012
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Re: Sailing close hauled?

Originally Posted by jerdrake View Post
Flying a C&C 30'. When trying to sail close hauled, everything I have read says I should be able to sail 45 degrees to the wind. However, according to my compass, the best I can do is 60 degrees without luffing the jib...
The first question is whether you are trimming your jib(s) to an inside track versus to the rail. That alone is good for 10% or so. If you have a small jib (less than a 110%, I would think you can trim it inside the upper shroud. The smallest jib on my C&C 30 was a 110% which I do not believe I trimmed inside the upper...on my CS36T, the smallest jib, a 85% did trim inside the upper.
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Last edited by sailingfool; 10-04-2012 at 06:12 PM.
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