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Quite a few of T37s in the SD area make the trip regularly. Like any boat a fair bottom, smoothly applied bottom paint and precise sail shaping will keep a T37 sailing in light conditions. For super light winds many T37 sailors simply drop the staysail and use a large genoa for enhanced light air performance, as the stays''l set under a jib becomes very tricky to correctly set when going upwind. A feathering prop will make LOTS of difference in upwind light air sailing. A cruising spinnaker is of real benefit. The boom on a T37 is quite heavy and you really need to play the boom topping lift and main traveller, just as you would do on any heavy boat with a large spread of sail. Consider to join and ''drop-in'' to the Tayana eMail discussion group here on Sailnet, and pose your questions there.