Light Air Running

Completing a light air jibe. photo by Louis Benainous on Flickr

The last couple of race days have seen wind and rain during the day, but around the 6 PM start time the sun has come out and the breeze gone away. The lesson here may well be don’t let 4 PM’s weather scare you away from an evening sail. Having made it out, now how do you sail fast to the leeward mark in low pressure? The link below will pull up a PDF of Stewart Walker’s interesting and thorough thoughts on that very question.

Light Air Running by Stewart Walker, a PDF file

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