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Re: Light air sailing
When I sailed my tri in the Med it wasn't a rare day when I would be sailing, albeit slowly, when all the other boats were powering. But that boat weighed only 5 tons even though she was 37' X 22'. I don't think the weight of my main sail would make much difference on my present 77,000# boat.
If it were me, I'd put the money into headsails instead. Sailmakers used to produce 'drifters', headsails specifically designed for very light air sailing.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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