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Let's see some tacking tracks.

I'd love to see evidence of how close to the wind you guys can sail, (with reasonable speed). Personally, my tracks and tacks, in a cruiser, rarely get to 90 degrees...more like 110.
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Re: Let's see some tacking tracks.

I think it's quite difficult to judge things by plotter tracks, especially in areas where tidal currents are at play. Leeway will play a part too. I think comparing compass headings tack-to-tack is a better index.

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