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We saw 17 knots DDW with the chute up. It was blowing around 35 knots at the time (It was only blowing 20-25 when we hoisted) White knuckle sailing until we were able to get it down, I'm still amazed it didn't blow apart. Normally we hit 6.5 upwind in 10-15 probablly average 5.5. Off the wind we can top 7.5. DDW in 10-15 we hit 8-9.
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We saw 17 knots DDW with the chute up. It was blowing around 35 knots at the time (It was only blowing 20-25 when we hoisted) White knuckle sailing until we were able to get it down, I'm still amazed it didn't blow apart. Normally we hit 6.5 upwind in 10-15 probablly average 5.5. Off the wind we can top 7.5. DDW in 10-15 we hit 8-9.
hThe boats a Columbia Sabre. 32'L 6'4" W with a 21'.6" W/L.
Are you talking about downwind 17 knots, if so that would be a nice ride so you had some surfing going on! 35 knots of wind is very nice! I have not been in that for a while, sounds like fun. What year is your Sabre?
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Are you talking about downwind 17 knots, if so that would be a nice ride so you had some surfing going on! 35 knots of wind is very nice! I have not been in that for a while, sounds like fun. What year is your Sabre?
She's hull # 66 built in 1966. We started the race after 2 delays due to lack of wind. It started to fill in so they started the fleets, at that point it was about 5-10 knots which is what the forcast had called for. The course was W/W L/W twice around we saw around 15-20 by the time we rounded the W/w mark for the first time. We popped the chute and had a fast ride to the L/W mark. Second time around we made it to the W/W mark, hoisted and less than 5 minutes into the run the wind picked up to 30-35 with gusts over 40( we saw 54 after the race)
The sabre is based on the old 5.5 meter design, she has a long,14' boom, and a very narrow beam, 6' 4". Downwind in a sea she rolls like crazy, constantly dipping the boom in the water, It is very scary to fly the chute in these conditions, the rolling motion keeps us in constant danger of a crash gybe.
In that particular case we were surfing down a wave and I was praying that the bow wasn't going to dig in, it didn't and we made it.
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