First, thanks for the times info. And, what's the name of the starting point in Maine on the chart?
Doesn't seem to be a Pomponio Point back there.
Meanwhile, the question was in fact interpretative; but to the point of design. I guess the schooner, faster by larger reach has more pulling power for a long time with all those sails
. I read that the abundance of sails
on a schooner sometimes slowed her down. We used to win races in our 36 foot sloop
against schooners and ketch
boats all the time. Champs of the K class, San Franciso out of Tiburon: Tilly Whim.
And like the man wrote, those races were of a close reach. But n'arey a cutter
. So, I wondered.
And, by comparison, the navagator makes a dif, too.