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Re: sailing past close hauled?

Originally Posted by SanderO View Post
correct.... but why can't the horizontal sail be rotated? It can... the chord can be any angle... not all will work of course... the luff has to be... should be higher than the leach. no?
You're starting to follow my point. On your horizontal wing sail, directly into the wind, the luff would be slightly higher than the leach, ie the cord indicating the leading edge is slightly higher than the trailing edge, relative to the forward vector of the boat. This is exactly the opposite of a vertical sail on a close haul. Sketch them out. The perpendicular of the cord is pointing aft, not forward like a sail.

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