Hop on a nice boat wake, bare off a smidge, (because the apparent wind swings forward with the boat speed boost) and you'll surf that set of waves while going upwind. To Bruce's point, it doesn't happen often but when it does it's cool!For example, surfing is a type of exceeding hull speed (planing), and on rare occasions I have surfed while going to windward.
Oh yeah. I remember the New England Laser Masters at Third Beach Newport in 2005, which is where a long narrow bay (know as the Sakonnet River) opens up to Rhode Island Sound.Hop on a nice boat wake, bare off a smidge, (because the apparent wind swings forward with the boat speed boost) and you'll surf that set of waves while going upwind. To Bruce's point, it doesn't happen often but when it does it's cool!
You can plane without surfing, and surf without planing.But surfing is not planing.
OFFS Talk about clickbait.https://www.sailjuice.com/articles/laser-upwind-technique-slingsb 'Planing' a Laser upwind with world champ Tom Slingsby ***
hmm... haven't listened to it yet but it should be interesting
http://www.laserinternational.org/blog/2017/04/11/put-your-bow-down-the-hardest-technique-in-laser-sailing/When really overpowered in the laser, best practice, if you can pull it off, is to raise the board 1"-2", ease the main and bear off as much as you need to keep the boat flat and the tell tales happy. It's quite difficult to get right and I wouldn't say I'm good at it, but in my experience it is faster than pinching, especially if there's much chop. I think I'm probably too light to get on a plane doing this, but I wouldn't be surprised if a talented big guy in good shape (eg - olympian) could make it happen in 20-25+.
I thought that was J24sPigs can fly and Lasers can plane upwind. So says an expert (https://www.sailjuice.com/articles/laser-upwind-technique-slingsby).
ILCAs can not plane upwind. They also smell like pigs and sink like stones!