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Forum: Racing   12-07-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 18,558
Posted By Starheart
I guess the drive from something like an...

I guess the drive from something like an asymmetrical spinnaker is greater than the drag also otherwise they wouldn't use them.
Forum: Racing   12-07-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 18,558
Posted By Starheart
Yeah, I'm still reading a lot about this stuff,...

Yeah, I'm still reading a lot about this stuff, mostly Arvel Gentry's articles. I don't know where I got the idea that a genoa is not faster than a normal jib.
Forum: Racing   12-05-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 18,558
Posted By Starheart
Excellent post! Wow, dig the analog plotter...

Excellent post!

Wow, dig the analog plotter in the photo of that article!

On my Star Class boat, the barber haul is a track athwartships that carries the jib block, with more modern Stars...
Forum: Racing   12-05-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 18,558
Posted By Starheart
I have been reading that a large genoa does not...

I have been reading that a large genoa does not make the boat faster since it actually interferes with the pressure distribution on the lee side of the main. The majority of the power in a headsail...
Forum: Racing   12-05-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,141
Posted By Starheart
My very limited understanding is that you need a...

My very limited understanding is that you need a GPS with a VMG function. You should also get a polar VMG chart for your boat. I have read that it is very often the case that sailing slightly off...
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