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Old 27-06-2014, 23:56   #31
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Re: Blade Jib

Not to mention the difference between the apparent wind angle and true wind angle.
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Not really sure what you guys are giving mr-canada all the grief for fellas, what gives?

I routinely knock out 250-275 mile days in my J-24. Here's a shot of us making 18 knots off the wind. Super fun!!!!

Ain't you guys ever heard of foiling?
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iv found a blade in anything over 20kts brilliant, though its got to be at least a meter off the deck and the sheeting dead rite. A racing blade can be a deck hugger but a cruising blade should be higher cut(no greenies in the foot of the sail), good for -stay tension is a must and a flat main. To get the best you must sail the swells if going hard to wind -ward, its not easy but rewarding when you get in the groove.
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Not really sure what you guys are giving mr-canada all the grief for fellas, what gives?

I routinely knock out 250-275 mile days in my J-24. Here's a shot of us making 18 knots off the wind. Super fun!!!!

Ain't you guys ever heard of foiling?
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Old 28-06-2014, 14:54   #35
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Not really sure what you guys are giving mr-canada all the grief for fellas, what gives?

I routinely knock out 250-275 mile days in my J-24. Here's a shot of us making 18 knots off the wind. Super fun!!!!

Ain't you guys ever heard of foiling?
Curses! Foiled again...

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iv found a blade in anything over 20kts brilliant, though its got to be at least a meter off the deck and the sheeting dead rite. A racing blade can be a deck hugger but a cruising blade should be higher cut(no greenies in the foot of the sail), good for -stay tension is a must and a flat main. To get the best you must sail the swells if going hard to wind -ward, its not easy but rewarding when you get in the groove.


What do you mean by "sail the swells"? Trying to get my little barge to go faster.
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Re: Blade Jib

My interpretation of a bunch of technical racer stuff:
Don't stuff the boat into waves. Aim for low spots/sail downhill. Try to sail fat/keep wind in the rig/some steadiness in the rig if you can.

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Yachts and Yachting Magazine – Expert Sailing Techniques for Dinghies, Keelboats and Cruiser Racers, Bob Fisher's America's Cup Blog - How to sail in Waves – 10 tips for sailing in the sea
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