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Asymmetric spinnakers have been refered to by many names,
ie. Genaker, Spinoa, Flasher, Cruising Spinnaker,and racing
designations such as Code Zero, 2A, 3A etc.
These sails can be designed for a wide range of
different wind strengths and angles, so you really need
to evaluate an individual sail and determine its functional
wind range. If all you have is a small headsail on a furler,
then any type of spinnaker will help in some particular
condition, it could be close reaching in light air or
running off in stronger breeze, but that will depend
on the cut of the particular sail in question.
Islander 30 II 'COOL'