Thread: best upwind?
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Old 4th November 2008, 02:52 PM   #6
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 196
Default body position...

principialy it's right, but...

putting your body extremely forward leads to decrease the pressure on the fin (the direction in which your leg is pressing the fin). This decreases the effectivity of the fin and the going upwind will not be so good and you loose a lot of your speed too.

I also like more when the sail is more upright, to allow this you have to strech your legs (more weight on the back one), keep the upper part of your body firm and the necessary weight you have to put on your boom set by putting your bottom lower.

PS: the weight forward is correct. Just do not do it in an extreme way or you loose a lot of speed and fin pressure as well.

ciao M.
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