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Re: flying the asymm
Are we: a) rigging the assym like a sym then, and using the pole, pulled aft, to get the whole sail out to windward of the main?
Or are we: b) using the pole to wing out the clew, as with a genny?
I don't get what the question is.
Nor am I crazy about assyms--they work on a broad reach where a genny would work pretty well, but when you "really" need a spinny to actually go *downwind*, they collapse in the blanket of the main. So it turns a run into a downwind "beat", back and forth on broad reaches.
Unless you just go wing and wing DDW, no pole needed nor helpful, but please pay attention to the helm, 'kay?
And I think they're more work to jibe, in a way, even without a pole, since the clew has to cover a whole lot more distance than it would with a sym, and if you're late or the driver heads up too quickly from DDW, the whole shebang gets plastered aback inside the headstay until you have to do two more jibes to clear it.
Last edited by nolatom; 06-11-2012 at 06:03 PM.