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Haha - very true, but comfort comes first!
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Originally posted by turnturtle

I was out staurday doing a few laps on my own around some cans.... that D-Zero just hunts out lifts upwind, my light wind tacking technique was also improving, keeping weight right up by the kicker and tacking facing backwards.  

I was also directly sheeting off the boom (didn't need the ratchet in that breeze), this helped keep the tiller and ropes de-cluttered and will be moving to off the boom sheeting permanently when my own boat shows up... probably using one of those little auto ratchets I had on my MPS kite sheets, and a longer tiller extension.  

1.2m carbon is what you need James. The 1m Battlestick just doesn't cut the mustard.
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it's got a 1200mm carbon one on the boat I'm sailing, it's very nice in the normal helming position... but I'll be going longer with off the boom sheeting for light winds.
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Try this

http://www.sailracer.net/windgame/
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Win by 69mtrs is that enough? Wink

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135m on my first go... so no, not really that great... 
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Well I'm sad to say it's 233mtrs now and I've got to stop wasting time on it.
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546m win
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It's quite an easy game because you know exactly when the other boat will tack for most of the beat. When the wind line crosses the mean wind line the boat tacks. Then at the top of the beat it stops following shifts and avoids hitting a layline which means you can get one shift ahead and pinch it at the top.
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