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Question kite instead of spinnaker

Anyone try a kite like this instead of a spinnaker or gennaker?



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Dom Mee tried using a kite-powered boat to cross the Atlantic...and got hammered. Kites are only really good downwind, where gennakers or asyms can often be used on other points of sail.
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I enjoy flying kites at the beach and know how much power a relatively small kite can generate. Looks fun.
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