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Post: "Topping Lift & Sail Shape"

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George and Rayna Shaunfield

Hmm, no wind and leach was tight. A couple of possiblilities come to mind.
1. Did the sail have a leach line? Maybe still tightened up from when there was a lot of wind.
2. Maybe the sail was not made properly.

John, if number 1 was off bounds or number 2 is true, then tightening the topping lift should work to give the main a fuller shape under those conditions. Seems like a reasonable thing to me. As captain I tend to be pretty open-minded about suggestions of how make the boat sail more efficiently. Some may not be. In a regatta I might be a little less open.
George

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