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Help explain why our charter boat would not point
If you ever get the chance, take an old suit of sails and a brand new suit with the identical cut and sailmaker. Swap them off in the middle of a sailing session. I did it on a 30'' sloop once...North Sails on a class boat. Just this showed a huge difference in windward performance. That experience alone made it quite clear to me why the serious ocean racers buy new sails every year. But then again money isn''t a problem on maxi racers either.