Technically, follow Faster and AdamLein. But that boat to starboard, is it ahead? Stealing your wind? You'd aim to keep your right-of-way at the next mark, and if easing the main gives you the acceleration to edge ahead of him, try. However, you do have to sail closer eventually, so it is a trade-off. Sailing close-hauled in his wind shadow is a pretty doomed strategy unless you plan to eventually pass him on starboard.conditions were 12knt wind and light chop. the tack wasn't the greatest but nothing unusual. was about two minutes off the line with another boat pretty close to starboard.
P.S. There could be a slight misunderstanding here? If the boat is crewed to afford a man on the main, then the main is brought to full trim at the beginning of the tack so as to catch the wind as long as possible. By the time you pass the eye of the wind, the main should already be at full trim, and the next move is to ease off to match the new course. Yes? If by "bad tack" you meant "stalling before the turn is complete" then you'd need to keep the full trim a bit longer, but the way you put it, it sounds as though the mistake happened earlier, not after the tack.trimming the main on a ben 36.7
on a beat to the windward mark.
i was told by a fellow crew to bring the traveler up to full trim right after the tack. especially after a bad tack.
is this sound advise ?
any comments appreciated.