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I have had the pleasure of sailing with a crew who is also a hardcore racer on the Bermuda trip recently. he went to the bow regularly, and studied the sails for minutes at a time and gave signal me the trim the sail. We added 0.2 here and here, very soon the boat sailed as fast as we can. Although I learned a lot from him, I am lack of experience and confidence to see it through. With the constantly changing wind, I learn too slow on my own. I hope I can pick up some pointer on and there. So next time I can practice on my own to reinforce my understanding.
Going to the bow is a great way to check sail trim. The curve on the genoa should follow the curve on the main and vice versa.
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