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How to Sail in Shifty Wind

How to Sail in Shifty Wind

How to Sail in Shifty Wind Wind shifts are annoying but they provide more opportunity for gain than anything else. Wind is never constant. This is not news to sailors, who are constantly dealing with shifting wind and wave to maximize performance. On this page, we’ll discuss wind

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What are Polars

What are Polars

Everybody talks about them, but what are they? What are Polars anyway? Ever hear someone talking about hitting their targets at the post-race party, and wonder why they were shooting at people? They’re not trying to shoot the competition, they’re just using polar plots of the boat’s

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Sailing Polars

Sailing Polars

Sailing Polars define how fast your boat should go Performance sailing implies making the boat perform as well as it can. For sailboats this does not necessarily mean going fast, particularly upwind. There is no magic indicator that you are going upwind at the right angle –

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Polars and Target Speeds

Polars and Target Speeds

Polars and target speeds tell you how fast you should be going Ever hear someone talking about hitting their targets at the post-race party, and wonder why they were shooting at people? They’re not trying to shoot the competition, they’re just using polars and target speeds of

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Twelve Meter Yachts

Twelve Meter Yachts

Twelve Meter Yachts and their Sailing Instruments All through the 1980’s the America’s Cup was contested in Twelve Meter Yachts, and significant advances were being made in hull construction, sailcloth and panel layout, and in Sailing Instruments Systems.  But, perhaps more than the others advances, Sailing Instruments were

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