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Old 3rd January 2009, 11:23 PM   #6
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Dallas, Texas USA
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Yes, "Formula can outpoint Slalom", but your question related to upwind VMG. And yes, on a upwind leg, Formula will have a better VMG than a slalom board, assuming the leg is directly upwind.

My above comments only related to Davide's comment that his CA was faster downwind than a formula board and I stated that it wasn't so if the mark was dead downwind.

I doubt that a slalom board can achieve 40 knots in a 20 knot wind in open water with the likely chop and swells. If "approach 40 knots" means 35 knots, I might buy it.

Fun discussion regardless.
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