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Norm Rhines

Don and Margaret

I have found some sucess with a plan much as you have done.
with backing the stay sail tight, but also a double reef main hauled out to leeward as far as I can with a preventer and vanged down tight.

This will keep you from coming up through the wind. but I am not sure that is what you are noting.

Another option is to use the jib rolled up most of the way, backed and tight ( I dont like this option because. if the reefing lets out more sail it could be very bad.)

Lastly (I can reef my stay sail) which is an option for me when the wind comes up.

As for speed, It seams 1 to 2 knts was my drift. In light wind it is less .5 but when the wind kicks up I watch the gps a lot less.

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