CYC Institute – 05/16/07 -
- Since the class of boats (performance keel boats) are so like the dinghies
in their performance, much of our downwind speed uses many of the same
- We can be steered by shifting crew weight when sailing downwind, saving
- Use caution when changing course to weather to "heat up" the boat speed
because the added distance will overcome the added speed quickly with
increased angle off the rhomb line.
- When the wind gets really heavy, move crew weight art to keep more rudder
in the water.
editors note: Roger's comments came after Stephen and Chuck
spoke on sailboards and dinghies so he was able to add to their comments for
performance keel boats