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Jay Bietz

Hi:

I have a 300 SF Yankee from Kern and a new main sail with full battens also from Kern.
Now I'd like advise on how to get the best performance when running down wind.

Right now it seems that the high cut Yankee is very diffcult if not impossible to keep inflated either when attempting wing and wing or a very broad reach. It seems that with the high cut the jib sheets just pull the sail in to tight to keep it flying.

I'd like to hear how others run down wind with the jig and main both pulling.


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