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post #1501 of 3063 Old 09-18-2009
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Nice pics PCP!!
I do love racing when it is like this.

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Looks to me like there was some great fun out there. There was also some pretty questionable sailing. That much heel (the boat in the pic, not you) is evidence of someone who didn't sail appropriately for the conditions.
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Looks to me like there was some great fun out there. There was also some pretty questionable sailing. That much heel (the boat in the pic, not you) is evidence of someone who didn't sail appropriately for the conditions.

That boat has a good skipper and crew so I'm not sure how they got in that position. We ALMOST flew our spin ourselves but opted out right before the down wind start. Another boat, the Viper, flew it's genniker successfully on the first leg.


I agree, it was a questionable decision. It was very gusty out there.

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Hey PCP - one thing I'm still trying to learn is good sail trim on a run. It looks like "Rented Mule" has their main sheeted WAY out. How do you balance your main and jib so that the main isn't shadowing the jib - and when do you decide that it's okay to do it? Or does it matter that much?

Are they flying a spin too? I can't quite tell.


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One strategy is to go wing on wing, having the main and jib on opposite sides. This prevents the shadowing. You may want to use a pole to keep the jib shape better. Hope this is helpful.
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OH MAN!!! That is SICK!! And pics to go with it!

The Lakies just scored BIG TIME!! Eat yer freakin' hearts out Easties!
At least on a lake it's still a chop. Imagine controlling your sails on a run like that that with following swells rolling you around!

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Okay Navi - I smell a BFS. Out with the story!


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Hey PCP - one thing I'm still trying to learn is good sail trim on a run. It looks like "Rented Mule" has their main sheeted WAY out. How do you balance your main and jib so that the main isn't shadowing the jib - and when do you decide that it's okay to do it? Or does it matter that much?

Are they flying a spin too? I can't quite tell.


I think this pic was while they were taking down the spin. As twinsdad said, wing on wing with the pole is the best option. That's what we did and it worked for us on Swale.


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Had a race yesterday, 15-25 knot winds,,,,,,, one crew brought a friend along for his first sail........yes indeedee, great initiation..........only to find out he gets motion sickness!Oh well, I guess that is what the sink is for!LOLOL

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Big Freakin' Spew, eh Bluto? Hey, did your kids do that race you were talking about?


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