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Number 10 Down Wind Streak

Tenth sail of the season today.  I am not including sailing on other boats.  So the Cleveland trip isn’t counted.

Decent wind, 10-15 knots from the west southwest and my route was right into it.

Only goal was to head upwind and practice tacking and pointing.  Learned a few lessons:

– After back winding the genoa don’t slack the sheet and wait for it to come around, start again.

– While “waiting for it to come around”, the sheet likes to wrap around the mast winch.

– Tack and then adjust the traveler.  Avoids depowering the main and making it harder to tack

I am going to try for 2 more sails this week to get 12 in before the end of June.

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