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Forum: Racing   10-07-2004
Replies: 11
  PHRF
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Posted By SandyNicholson
PHRF

Welcome to yacht racing where no-one (almost) is happy with their rating. Every boat has its conditions and that is the primary reason why handicaps vary. Light air boats will rate higher in Long...
Forum: Racing   10-07-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 2,752
Posted By SandyNicholson
Racing a Melges 24

Haven''t sailed the boat in the sound but have sailed one in Nova Scotia. The Melges is an awesome boat in most conditions but it is very WET. In the conditions you describe you would be slogging...
Forum: Racing   10-07-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 1,949
Posted By SandyNicholson
Mainsail Controls for conditions

The Bible for any serious racer is "Sail Power" by Wallace Ross. Nothing else comes close. Flat is fast in light air, but only in flat water. Rig tension is the next threshold for you to...
Forum: Racing   10-07-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 3,508
Posted By SandyNicholson
upwind Genoa trimming - lighter airs

No one has mentioned the key control for pointing in lighter airs. Headstay sag, all other factors considered, is paramount to pointing. Another possibility (in flat water) would be inboard Genoa...
Forum: Racing   10-05-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 2,772
Posted By SandyNicholson
Pointing upwind

Hi Captn
Buy Sail Power by Wallace Ross. However through all my readings the best upwind methodology comes from Paul Elvestom. Set up the boat on her fastest inclination (angle of hee-15>17 degrees...
Forum: Racing   10-05-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 3,269
Posted By SandyNicholson
da versus high tech

Hi J. The ultimate setup is 2 mains. No. I''m not a sailmaker but a former yacht broker quite familiar with the 727. By current standards the boat is underpowered and composite mains tend to be too...
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