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Re: BVI Sail Destination Times?

I have a rough logbook on my website for the current boat and the previous one (a 57 and 49 footer respectively) with the times needed for a lot of those legs, many of them repeated over time. The extra LWL gives better overall speeds and the weight of the boat helps on the upwind runs as the waves don't bring it to a standstill, so you can get a rough idea of the relative speeds for upwind, downwind and beam-reach sails. Note that due to the waves usually found in the BVI going striaght downwind won't work very well unless you have a pole for the genoa/jib and I've yet to see a charter boat with one, so going downwind might end up giving your slowest average speeds.

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