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Gary Burton

Yowza. I have removed the piece of leather from my mouth.
Thanks for the assessment Dave! I don't have a good reason why the yankee was up and not the staysail. Perhaps subconsciously I was protecting my new staysail... that yankee cost $100.

The boat that took the pictures was a trawler so don't worry, the skipper was a clueless as me when it comes to trim and boat speed! There were not any other sailboats out.
I have not checked my knotmeter and was not watching the GPS... so will check and compare next time.
The luff on the staysail will be shorter than the yankee though...is it a relative thing when compared to the foot length?
I guess you mean the staysail adds 30' of luff when used with the yankee

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