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Author: Joe B.
Subject: Depowering in heavy air
Info: (4786 views) Posted: Thursday 9-15-11 05:28:18 PM
Don, you were probably at the upper end for the #1 jib. If you're stuck with it, make sure you to have your fair leads far enough aft to spill wind off the jib, maximum back stay and twist off the main if possible. You'll want to read the tips in the articles file.

Joe

:: We had our final weekend regatta this weekend. We did
:: very well in 10 knots and below. However the last race
:: was about 14-15 knots.
::
:: We had the jib on and 4 people on board. We had
:: everything tightened down and still could not point and
:: could not make much over 6.5 knots upwind. We had 3
:: J/24s who had their #1 up but was backwinding quite a
:: bit. We could not seem to point as high.
::
:: Downwind we had great legs. Hitting 9 knots no problem!
::
:: I know this seems like light winds for everyone in San
:: Francisco but any pointers would be nice.

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