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Re: Tacking Asymmetric Spin
I have used an asymetrical upwind. But it is a purpose cut code zero designed to sail very very close. Say 50 degrees off true wind or so. HOWEVER this is on a high budget race boat, where we have a selection of six upwind sails, and seven different spinnakers. This is not a typical budget racer.
For us, the code zero is flown from a sprint pole, with a continuous furling drum. This allows us to tack the code, by partially furling the sail up, tacking the sail forward of the head stay, then unrolling the sail on the other side.