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Re: Question re: sailing downwind leg
I don't have lots and lots of experience with the whisker pole but here are some of my thoughts:
If it's windy, it's a lot harder to jibe the main than the genoa. In that case, after rounding the top mark I will put the main on the side it will be on after rounding the lower mark. With the boat like that, when we approach the lower mark we stay wide on approach to the mark, drop the pole, jibe the genoa, round and harden up.
If it's not windy I will start with the main on port. This puts me a starboard tack and makes dealing with other boats a LITTLE easier
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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