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David Wiencke

Hi all,
Just got back from a weekend sailing and got to fly my new/used 47' luff "A scow" asym. spinnaker a few times. I think the foot measurement was 29', I don't recall the leech measurement exactly, but I'm guessing 35'.

We sailed nicely wing on wing, and up to a close reach in about 8-12kt wind. When the wind gusted to about 15kts, it was getting a bit much for the close reaching. We couldn't get the luff fully stretched, but it was tight enought to get onto a close reach with apparent wind. Very happy westsailors. Here's two pics...
wing on wing
close reach

Way more power than my genoa. I would estimate the square footage of the asym at about 1000 sq.

Typical "A scow" asym spinnakers are; 47' luff, 36' leech and foot-est. 1200 sq. ft.

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