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Re: Slow in light wind [Re: Mpls_Nacra] #274277
07/29/14 10:55 AM
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Hello all, I have had a chance to try a few of the suggestions out. I think I was a bit faster, but am still very slow. I think I need to keep getting out there an working on it.

Thanks for the input.


Dave Foster
Minneapolis
Nacra F16
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Re: Slow in light wind [Re: Mpls_Nacra] #274280
07/29/14 11:48 AM
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Where are you putting your weight on the boat? In light air, I get as far forward as possible, to keep the sterns from dragging.

And DON'T PINCH!

And keep the jib flowing, open the slot between the jib leach and backside of the main, so you're not choking off the flow over the backside of the main.


Blade F16
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Re: Slow in light wind [Re: Mpls_Nacra] #274311
07/30/14 10:49 AM
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Timbo, thanks.... I thought when sailing solo, one was not supposed to use the jib. So that is what I have been doing. Can I add it with out taking much of a hit?

thx
DF


Dave Foster
Minneapolis
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Re: Slow in light wind [Re: Mpls_Nacra] #274312
07/30/14 11:47 AM
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Well...per class rules, you are not supposed to use the jib if you are racing Uni. I use it all the time when I'm out on my lake alone, just practicing, but sailing in light air without it really, really, sucks! You miss it more there than at any other time, no doubt.


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