I keep reading over the years here how slow my boat brand is. Since I've never raced or spent time with real sailors maybe I just don't know what I'm doing! The first photo
below is the other day in 20 knots of wind
on a reach with first reef in the main, furled head
sail, sailing for comfort at 7.5 knots (11 year old stock sails). The second is in 10 knots wind
on a mid broad reach with our a-sym up at 8 knots and again sailing for comfort because a true reach would have been a better true course for us but we didn't feel like heeling so much.
Other than needing more courage to leave all the sail up or being more willing to have to walk at a bigger angle; what are we doing wrong?