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post #46 of Old 01-11-2013
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Re: Beating to windward

Shortly after i bought my boat and started testing some on a lake where i would tack into the wind and then go back to where i started, i got a bit dissapointed that my boat would not do better than 50 degrees while maintaining speed. That is, 100 degrees difference between tacks on the compass. Leeway would add another 10 or so degrees to that. It didnt take long for me however to decide that while cruising i dont care too much. Indeed after 3 days of beating upwind and getting nowhere, i decided that from then on iŽd be waiting for the right wind or motoring....
Then again, if i had a bout that could do 35 degrees or something without too much leeway and i would actually be able to get somewhere upwind, maybe i would actually make use of that and think different about it

Last edited by Arjen; 01-11-2013 at 08:51 PM.
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