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post #53 of Old 01-14-2013
zeehag
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Re: Beating to windward

i have had to make 2 tacks on a 400 mile passage from la cruz e huanacaxtle, nayarit , mexico to zihuatenejo, guerrero mexico. is all downhill and some weather comes from south, then clocks around to nw. this is a good coast to cruise for easy boat handling. even with this feature here, many use no sails in their sail cruising.
before i got to la cruz, i didnt have to tack at all. was all down wind and down hill. easy sailing. slightly rolly.
as i life fro a cruising, i dont sail to schedules and can do what i wish to accomplish without having to sail into wind.
even in gulf of mexico we didnt NEED to sail into weather but we did, as boat owner liked sailing the magenta line .... i removed that magenta line from my garmin.....


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