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post #52 of Old 01-14-2013
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Re: Beating to windward

Originally Posted by zeehag View Post
head winds is why gods made tacking in weather. is totally unnecessary to try to push a boat into a wind--wind is what fills sails--when heading into it, there is none with which to fill sails. try a bash for 400 miles then say how much fun it is, especially with weather helm on a fin/spade sloop.....have fun.
as for sailcruising sans sails-- many many seem to be into this weird activity. must have unlimited funding....
Well, for some of us, it sometimes IS necessary to sail to weather...

If we actually want to GO places, that is, and might not have all the time in the world to do so...
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