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Old 30th July 2011, 04:18 AM   #4
Floyd
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I always thought term railing came from fact you stood on rail and caused by action of dagger board trying to lift out of water to windward. (like a big fin does)

Years ago i used to race a Mega cat and in right winds it would rail at speed and when I got it right it could out point virtually anything.Was a great feeling; stood on windward rail withy leeward rail digging in .
At lower speeds I didnt think railing really helped but suppose it depends on design of board.
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