Originally Posted by poopdeckpappy
With the wind @ your 6 and with the suttle changes in direction you may encounter, the windward or leeward side doesn't really matter dose it ??
or is my rookieness showing ?
Poling the jib out to windward gets it out of the blanket of the mainsail. Poling it out to leeward doesn't.
Also be mindful, if you're sailing low enough to go wing&wing, you're low enough to be constantly on the verge of a jibe. So be watchful, and don't get too far by the lee.