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 Post subject: Forcing A Hull Up
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:43 am 
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I was out sailing in 4-8 kt wind last weekend and racing with a friend. In the light winds, their dolphin was doing a great job keeping up. Obviously, I was having none of that.

During one race, it struck me, I could force the boat on one hull by pulling it over on the leeward side. The hypothesis was that it would lower the drag and give a boost. Well, I'll be darned, but it worked! Or, at least I think it worked. I was having so much fun sailing the boat in this crazy manner that I FELT like I was zipping along.

Has anyone else given this a shot? I'd love to hear opinions on this unorthodox way of sailing.


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 Post subject: Re: Forcing A Hull Up
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:30 pm 
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That's the "wild thing" to Tornado sailors.
http://www.aita.asn.au/index.php/tornad ... he-old-rig

Fun, wet, and good practice for recovery!

Randii


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