Dynamic question I know.
We have been racing the 80 for a couple months now after racing symmetrical boats for decades.
Upwind, we can go fast. Downwind there is some frustration.
I am starting to think that there is a big range of wind velocity that you sail this boat like a soaker.
For example, in 12 to 15 with the apparent at 90 degrees, it feels like lots of pressure and fast. We drive down in gusts or when the speedo hits 7 knots. But the prime competition, an Olson 30 and a B25, just square up and head dead downwind. I think they are doing steady 6 to 6.5's, a