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Re: sailing past close hauled?
Minni I think you are not understanding this though experiment. I encourage discussion not an argument.
A vertical mast w/ sail when sailing close to the wind... generates a small vector more or less forward. ....
Draw the cord of the sail, when close to the wind, then draw the same cord on a horizontal wing. You'll see the difference.
The vertical sail/wing is at a very different angle of attack (especially when close, but not directly into the wind) from your theoretical horizontal wing in relation to the forward direction of the vessel.
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