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    On the A-sail v. S-sail controversy, I have been sailing on a boat with both in the inventory. Over the years, we have used the S-sails only once or twice, mostly because the A-sails just plain work better, especially in the lighter wind common here. I think that is because the longer luff and...
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    As has been noted, the blooper was invented to provide additional DW sail area in the early days of IOR, largely because the early versions of the IOR rule imposed a heavy penalty on mainsail area, and much less on headsail area. This led to the short boom/ high aspect mains & mammoth...