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Light Air Sail Options

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Postby warmrain » Fri May 04, 2007 11:22 pm

We fly our 1000-1200 ft. sq. (I forget exactly) tru-radial asymetrical (yes tri...) from an ATM bag in anywhere from 5-15 knots apparent. At the low end of the range it is skill, at the upper range it is nerve.

We get about 1/2 the apparent wind speed in boat speed, sometimes better, depending on whether the main can really be effective w/o blanketing the chute.

The problem with the high end of the wind is that the bag becomes difficult to use to collapse the chute and you are faced with the old methods, which are difficult if you are short handed...
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Postby sv_bruadair » Mon May 07, 2007 1:56 pm

Since we've been in Bocas del Toro, Panama we have only seen winds less than 10 knots, the occasional gust to 12 or so. Any light air sail would be really nice right now. Found a good deal on a drifter we we're ordering that this week. Just going to be patient for the asymmetrical spinnaker.


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Postby charles » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:00 pm

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