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You can also use an anchor to stay in place and even oars and paddles if necessary.
Some racers really like to have an anchor on board if they sail where there is any current. Just in case.

... and of course race rules require you to carry one.
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I don't have an anchor yet but its definitely on my list of to buy things.
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One thing I haven't seen mentioned is to sit on the lee rail in extremely light wind. It will help shape the sail ever so slightly in very light air. If you insist on no engine every little bit helps.
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Get a decent anchor. Remember the anchor is an important piece of safety gear. In many emergency situations, deploying the anchor can give you the time to deal with the emergency without things getting out of hand.

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