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post #12 of Old 07-17-2019
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Re: pointing, pinching, VMG

Color me stupid but.. if your GPS plotter program is accurately computing VMG as max... it hardly matters how your sails are trimmed.... your are moving a fast as you can toward your destination. It may be counter intuitive... that your sails APPEAR to be less than properly trimmed... but the VMG tells a different story.

The curious thing is WHY are the tell tales telling you a different story than your computer?

Could it be that your keel will is not trimmable provides lift related to current and heel?

pay attention... someone's life depends on it
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