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Re: sailing past close hauled?
The concept is not very different from the way a sloop works... the lift is UP and FORWARD and normal to the wind direction.... ie directly INTO the wind.
To sail off the eye of the wind.... the sail/foil needs to rotate and then a keel is needed to prevent leeway..
I think you have this backwards. The keel's offsetting surface area becomes more relevant, the closer to the wind you get, not as you fall off. Sketch the vectors.
Lift from a sloop that is head into the wind, would be predominantly be to the side, not forward.
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