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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:20 am 
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I'm clear on the way to go downhill w/o a jib is straight to the mark... more to the lee the better even..

But what about the turbo?

- Let the jib flog and go dead down (wastes that sail area?)
- 90 degrees to bridle tell tale and let 'er rip... ? not sure the jib's really big enough to make this preferred...?

Thanks. - Rob.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:32 pm 
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In my experience, I find gybing downwind to be faster. Also it is more fun. As the wind picks up, gybing downwind is even more beneficial.

In light wind, I think dead downwind will be faster.

Also, upwind I find I foot more with the turbo in medium wind. The extra speed makes up for the distance, especially in trapeze conditions.


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