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Old 9th December 2009, 12:07 AM   #4
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You would be surprised by what some sailors can achieve. I remember Eric Thieme doing loops at l'Almanarre with 4 sqm while everybody else was hardly planing with 5. This been said, there were withecaps everywhere that day. On other occasions you can have ~14 knts of wind, which is enough for lightweight sailors to plane on small gear, without noticeable whitecaps depending on spot orientation.

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