Thread: best upwind?
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Old 3rd November 2008, 11:46 PM   #3
mim
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Default just a small note...

from my own experince:
A lot overpowered helps not...if you have to open the sail to hold the windstregth it will not be easy to go upwind at all.

To me the best setup is:
sail to be a little more than well powered when completely sheeted in, fin big enough (to me 2 cm bigger than smaller is always better), and definetely the straps in outer position.

The mast foot in front helps but I don't like on my boards.
It also depends how you put your weighth into the sail (try to bend in your weist till you find out the optimum angle between body and legs for going upwind).

It takes some time till you figure it out...
Ciao M.
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