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Re: Sailing yesterday - lessons learned?
That was nasty storm, like a tiny hurricane or a summer norester.
Do you use sailflow.com or one of the other wind monitor websites?
Try them and get to know your local wind stations. I know how to read mine pretty well. That in conjunction with coordinating your direction so that you don't end up fighting wind and tide together and it will be smooth sailing. And my boat is as slow as molasses with just the main. We do much better with a reefed main and the jib out.
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