another case for Mainsail-less
...just looking back thru this subject thread...
Originally Posted by 1paulg
Agree with Jim - if you only reefed twice in a 2 day passage
you got off lightly - unless there was very steady conditions through out would be unusual .
I have always believed the main helps to some degree albeit to a lessening degree as you sail deeper and was a little surprised recently when sailing deep with a gennaker
(160 awa) and struggling to keep the gennaker
setting so we dropped the main and sailed gennaker alone- not only did our boat speed stay the same , we sailed even deeper touching 180 . Was an eye opener as coming from a racing background I always believed that there would be some benefit from the main..
That has changed my approach to sailing deep downwind from now.
distinctive exploration yachts