laser radial light wind problems

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by ewen shackel, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. ewen shackel

    ewen shackel New Member

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    hi all
    I like to think that im a fairly fast sailer being able to keep up with standereds, when in a blow, however once it drops bellow 10knots I cannot keep up with the sloest radials. any heko would be apreceated.
    many thanks
    Ewen
     
  2. seemlessstate

    seemlessstate New Member

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    How is your out haul set? Cunningham? Vang?
    Upwind? Downwind?

    Do you steer with your weight in light air?

    I think you need more info and description.
     
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  3. ewen shackel

    ewen shackel New Member

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    Outhaule is set on both up and down wind to a hand at the boom cleat. My vang is off completely downwind and is on enough to great a leach and remove slack when upwind and on reaches as well the downhaul is always off
     
  4. seemlessstate

    seemlessstate New Member

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    try letting off the out haul more, especially reaching/downwind.

    Other than that, in light wind, you need a very good reason to move the tiller. Keep the boat stable, raise the center board a bit(?) and in really light stuff heel the boat a bit to leeward so gravity can shape the sail when the wind cannot.

    Anyone else?
     
  5. Int. Sailing Academy

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