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Re: pointing, pinching, VMG

You’re racing. The fastest time around the course wins. If your electronic way points give you the fastest way around the course then vmg is the only thing that counts. Of course this assumes your electronics account for current, set and there are no wind shifts.
A possible explanation lies in your sails. You’re right they should be the perfect foils to give the best vmg. In which case it’s possible if their are places where there aren’t telltales that are producing most of your drive. This could be from trim or the shape of the sails themself (stretch, creep (if laminated) or other issues.

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Last edited by outbound; 07-16-2019 at 05:25 PM.
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