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Old 19-05-2017, 15:11   #16
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I've often wondered how blade jib and genoa style setups compare with the cutter style staysail/yankee combo for upwind performance. Does the slot effect give you an edge upwind?
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Past some wind force, the blade jib is your weapon of choice. But in light, it will lack power, a Code or a light genoa will be hoisted.

This is one of my all time fave images.

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Look at their storm jib - not just the shape but as well its location.

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Yep. I too think a genoa sail overlaps but technically they also sweeped the deck or nearly so. At least in older literature.

Toady we often say genoa even when the sail has a high clew.

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Or something like that.

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Yep. I too think a genoa sail overlaps but technically they also sweeped the deck or nearly so. At least in older literature.

Toady we often say genoa even when the sail has a high clew.

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Or something like that.

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Jib/Genoa/Decksweeper/High Clew/Yankee? All this "formal terminology" is quite unnecessary according to some members. They're all just "front sails".

Here's my take on it:

Hanked on genoas are generally deck sweepers. The first ones definitely were since they were racing sails.

But roller furling genoas will have a high clew.

What else would you call a "high-clew genoa"? Yankees are smaller high clew jibs (generally less that 100%) and tend to have a more extreme luff/foot angle than high-clew genoas.
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Re: To Windward

I find it more work to steer with following waves (small rudder movements to windward, large rudder movements downwind). Many, however, prefer to avoid spray and leaning.
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