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Re: 24 Mirage speed to windward
Ok, so it was a confusing post... 5-15mph winds are a pretty large range, and the kind of range that would cover from ghosting to hull speed.
5 mph winds, probably 2 knots or so in my Capri 25
15 mph winds, probably 6.5 knots or so (hull speed or slightly above).
Those are close to numbers in my 26 foot S2. These would both require 155 headsail. Obviously you get these not closest to the wind, but cracked off a bit.
Again, it's kind of a vague question.. as how close to the wind do you need... if pinching, numbers go down considerably, and quickly.
Freedom, a 1983 C&C 32 sailing Smith Mountain Lake, VA