Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mexico DF
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Great sail yesterday, but a little confusing...
Yesterday at Valle de Bravo Lake, Mexico, was a very windy day, the usual wind speed is 10-12 Knots... yesterday was 20-25 with gusts reaching 30.
The lake is a small one, the conditions over all were very nice, a clear sky, warm, etc.
My wife is pregnant so we decided to set only the main sail. windns were shifting a lot, middle way we received a call from a friend and went to pick her up to her marina, she came with a friend of hers, then as we have a crew, the jib was hoisted....
The winds and weather remain the same, what was a little confusing was that when we were only 2 adults (my wife and I on the boat, ant only the main sail) the course felt bumpy and hard to find the correct wind direction. When the other 2 people came aboard, it was totally diferent, and we had a real nice day sail... Would you say that this is normal, sailing with main sail only is harder to point the sailboat and find the right wind direction?
by the way, our boat is a Merit 25...