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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2006
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Posted By speedo
sail trim in light wind

I (humbly) disagree with this.

I do agree that the most basic rule is "more wind - flater sail" but not for very light wind.

Racers usually have special sails for very light winds and they are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By speedo
Sail shape, discussion in detail

I have a 42ft, 8500kg IOR Racer with a masthead rig.
My biased perception of the sail wardrobe for a yachts like this is:

Genoa1 Light: 1-5m/s, 150%
Genoa1 Heavy: 4-8m/s, 140%
Genoa2: 8-12m/s,...
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