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Re: pointing, pinching, VMG

When used to race, I would take some races just as practice sessions. Using other boats as trial horses, I would tweak and test, focusing on what worked, without fretting about out come. In fact, those races often accidentally went pretty well, because I focused on sailing well instead of stressing over position. With beach cats, it's usually more about speed than tactics anyway.

Sailing alongside other well sailed boats is a great way to tune. The best trim is boat and condition specific. That's the fun!

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