By the way, my North sail is a 6.6 crossride (2006 mod) not the crossfire (2004 mod).
Will less wet surface reduce some of the fin force that I feel on my backfoot. Because I feel it a bit uncomfortable to use this much power on by backfoot to stay on a reach, in stead of heading downwind.
Where I sail, I am absolutely nessesary to get back to the point where I started from to get home. There is a lot of small bays and islets in the skerries in south of Norway.
So one of the challenges is to get back home, without having to carry your gear for hours, because you are too tired to fight your way back upwind