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Re: sailing past close hauled?
I dont think i would want a keel on SanderOs theoretical boat. I think light and fast would be the way to go,maybe a tri, maybe foiling. Higher apparent wind speed, less hull in the water, less drag, no big hunk of lead to cart around. I still dont think you could sail straight upwind though. I dont think the technology currently exists to overcome all drag.
This may be true... water drag is much more than air drag... so yes very slick and small underbody would be in order. And you DO need a lot of apparent wind. But it is amazing how little wind can get a multi ton vessel moving.
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