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post #6 of Old 05-07-2009
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A 170 genoa is intended for light winds only, and will be severely stretched out if its wind range is exceeded, hurting performance as you believe.

A 153% genoa will incur no rating penalty... maxing out at 135 will give you a rating credit.. either move will likely result in improved results on the score sheet - and likely on the water as well.


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