On the Water And In The Woods

Sea kayaking, sailing, and lightweight backpacking in the-Chesapeake Bay, Mid-Atlantic region

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I had a long sail today with the Seawind and the BSD sail. Taking Mad Dave's advice I cleaned and waxed the mast to help the hoops move, and loosened up the battens some more. I also had more wind - 10-15 knots with gusts to 20 were forecast. I suspect I got 10-15, with the rare gust. The sail performed better in tacks with the heavier wind and the adjustments. I continue to be very pleased with the sail, especially upwind. It's also nice having more visibility with the angled wishbone boom.