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In Topic: J70 Worlds / Rudder from Another Mother

10 September 2014 - 09:55 PM


In Topic: Wrinkles in sails

31 July 2014 - 02:58 PM

Yeah, if you wanted to carry three mains and change them going downhill rather than making one main work from 0-30 knots...


This is the dilemma, if you wanted to design a main specifically for light air you could cut it so no wrinkles would be present. The problem is the sail would be overpowered and/or have way to much drag for higher wind speeds. Often times in really light air, the strongest wind is at the top of the mast anyway so a few wrinkles that create de minimis drag by the tack aren't a big deal.