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Re: What's the lightest wind you go sailing in?
I'm glad my boat came with a really nice drifter as part of its 17 headsail inventory. I never used it the first couple of years, then re-discovered it in the "mountain" of sailbags I had stored after initially locating the main, 135 and 155 I used the first couple of seasons.
Drifters are wonderful light air sails that will keep you moving instead of firing up the iron genny. Mine flies free of the headstay (I actually rigged it with a spinnaker launching sleeve last year) which means you don't have to take your working jib or genoa off the furler to use it.
It's light, and HUGE, but easy to handle and rig. Very lightweight sheets are important. I'll never have a boat, large or small, without one again.
1973 Paceship Chance 32/28 "Westwind"
Last edited by Mobnets; 08-26-2012 at 07:26 PM.