So first let me introduce myself. I am the Skipper
of a Sea Scout Ship in Northeast Ohio
. We focus on small boat sailing. I am a decent sailor, but I am always trying to get better and hone my skills. Which leads me to my question.
Our primary training vessel is a Precision 18. It is big enough we can get a number of people on it. And small enough that it works on our smaller lakes. I have been sailing it for a couple of years and it seems like upwind, we are not doing very well.
On a "daysailer" like that, what do you think is the best angle to the wind
you can pull? I was out for two hours in a 10 to 15 mph wind
and was really trying to cheat up on it and seemed like I couldn't do much better than maybe 75 degrees to the wind.
Thanks for the info.