Downward sloped is anhedral vice dihedralMy (new to me) boat, a Dehler 35 CWS has a wing keel. She was designed by Van De Stadt who know a thing or two, it's not obvious in the photos but the wings have a fair amount of downward deflection (diehedral?) the standard draft is 2m and in wing form it's 1.5m which will be useful when we get back to the Bahamas and the ICW.
I haven't sailed her that much, but with utterly knackered sails she points very well and makes little leeway at good speed. On my home river, there are two other sister ships, both with full draft keels. I'm looking forward to having a tussle with them later this year.
A happy new year to you all.
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