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    Posted: 21 Jul 13 at 3:18pm
Hi,
My downwind sailing needs some serious work. I'd really appreciate any descriptions of both a) by the lee sailing and b) 's-curves' in as simple and clear terms as possible. I've had a look at the Rooster article, but remain somewhat confused. In particular, what angle should my boom be at when sailing by the lee? In some videos and graphics, the boom sail seems to be forward of the mast. Is that correct? Where should I be sitting when sailing by the lee? Too, I have read lots about the potential of 's-curves', but I can find little to describe what they are or how to effect them in practice. I've searched this and other forums, but can't find the necessary level of detail and clarity. Thanks in advance to the community!

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Hi Peter,

The best advice I can possible give you is to attend some training events. I feel video feedback will be far more valuable than trying to simply describe with text what everything should look and feel like!

Best wishes,

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I'm afraid I live in Ireland and we don't seem to have such training days from what I can tell...
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I would get in contact with the ISA and it is also worth taking a look at:


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