Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
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Are you really supposed to release the main, though? I though you left it cleated in a close haul position with the jib backwinded.
It really just depends on what makes the boat balance. The variables of keel configuration, sail configuration, rudder, wind, etc., all play a role. You might have to play with it for a little while until you find the sweet spot for your boat on that day.
Sailing isn't a matter of life and death. It's much more important than that!