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Old 26th May 2009, 07:05 PM   #3
mim
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Hi,

what also helps a little is sailing overpowered and set the sail little bit flat, and as you push the fin a bit more open the sail slightly more compare to sailing downwind...

You will notice as soon as a gust comes and you will get overpowered and the sail will be slightly more opened it throws you upwind a lot.

Small analogy...imagenine sailing really overpowered like downwind speed sailing...when you look at the riders what happen when the stand more upright and open the sail a lot (almost holding the boom only with one hand) --> they go with a lot of speed upwind.

Ps: the analogy is too ridical but gives some ideas what works for upwind sailing.
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