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I've never observed what you're saying. On the east coast, running with the wind can be absolutely miserable this time of year because your speed relative to wind is so low. Beating offers the nicest breeze, though reaches are nice also.
For us river sailors, attempting to sail against the current is more likely to lead to firing up the motor, but we try to avoid that as well. The best possible situation is to sail with the current both directions, turning around in slack water.
Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
USCG Certified Captain, OUPV and 50 Ton Master
ASA Certified 101/103/104/105/106
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2001 Catalina 34MkII Tall Rig Wing Keel Breakin' Away, Universal Diesel M35B, Mantus 35 lb. anchor, sailing out of Rock Hall Landing Marina
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