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Re: Interesting Sailboats
Another input from this (fantastic) summer was sailing through Lilla Bält in Denmark, in wind that was picking up. We knew we had a long reach to sail after passing through this narrow sound between mainland Denmark and Fyn so despite having too much sail up for the beat we decided to hang on to it and play the traweller a lot. Wind was gusting from 10-25 knots. Then a Dragonfly appeared out from the marina near their factory. I think it was the new 32 but it could have been the 28. It was carrying full carbon like sails with a massive fat head.
It was rather astonishing to see how well she just transformed the gusts to speed and both reaching and beating the boat seemed fully in control. In another thread here about multi hulls there was a long discussions about daggeboards or not and that multihulls (cats) are very sensitive to gusty conditions. The Dragonfly seemed not to be, at least.