By the lee

Discussion in 'Sunfish Talk' started by mixmkr, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    Good eye, Beldar. I was unable to watch that long (the video will not be on my 'favorite' list, to say it nicely)
    My observations:

    This is a really good sailor, quite aware of shifts etc., but the video doesn't address the topic of this thread, which is Sailing By The Lee.
    What I did see was

    Sailor is faster than most of the others in the light breeze
    Downwind he gets an overlap to leeward of other boats, gains rights, and passes them
    Close to the mark, he gets an overlap entering the zone, which gives him rights as well
    He is more polite on the water than is typical (good for him!)
  2. Light and Variable Winds

    Light and Variable Winds Well-Known Member

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    Based on what I can see of the wind pattern on the water, the first two minutes of the video shows all of the downwind sailors sailing with tillers straight, boards raised, and by the lee:

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  3. beldar boathead

    beldar boathead Well-Known Member

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    Cannot tell if they are btl unless you can see which way their telltales are pointing.

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