Tartan 27' owner
Join Date: Jan 2008
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Re: Shameless plug II. Yes. Everyone has one.
Thanks Luke, er, Chris.
You were the one who impressed upon me that the T27 could actually be raced semi-competitively with your account of taking Skywalker on the Around LI Regatta some years ago.
Regarding reefing, the owners manual for the T27 suggests that reefing the main is necessary in about 18 knots of wind or higher. I try to follow this guideline and we have even done well in some higher wind races with a reef tucked into the main. Under higher wind conditions some of the larger, more serious racing boats had to retire because they did not carry a jib small enough for those conditions (gusts to 38 once). We had our genoa rolled up to a handkerchief sized sail and finished in 2nd place. Of course, only 2 boats in our division finished in that race but hey, win, place or show, right?
If you really want that Sardine dish trophy you have to show up week after week and cross both the start and finish lines.
"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen
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