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Consistently tacking though 90 degrees is what is typically 'good pointing'. There are boats that can do better, but for ultimate upwind VMG that's a pretty good target.

If you were truly tacking through 60 degrees (on compass??) then you were likely oversheeted and going slower and less efficiently upwind than you might have.

An apparent wind angle of 30 degrees on either tack doesn't mean you're tacking through 60 degrees.. your boatspeed pulls the apparent wind angle forward. The compass readings from tack to tack will tell the tale (as will the telltales ;))

In any event, a great day on the water!!
 
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