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post #8 of Old 01-08-2013
Alex W
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Re: Flying the Gennaker

I was doing this in light air on a small lake in light air in summer when the wind doesn't suddenly change that dramatically around here. The asym also had a sock, which made it easy to douse. Sorry about not including all of that information and I do take your warnings to heart in more dynamic weather.

We ran without the main a couple of times because it made it easier to see the whole sail and to learn how to trim and gybe it. Once we became comfortable with those operations without a main we started to fly it with the main.

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