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  Topic: Tack
manuel

Replies: 14
Views: 474

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:49 am   Subject: Tack
Tacks really help when surf sailing sideon. There are also easier since you can lean against the swell. Jibes can leave you with no wind in the sail and struggle to balance at the transition over dif ...
  Topic: Mast Rake
manuel

Replies: 23
Views: 4201

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:05 am   Subject: Mast Rake
When in doubt about a certain setting what works for me is to try out the extremes. While sailing try and bring the sail way back or stand it up as tall as you can. Adjust sheeting angle and vary your ...
  Topic: Mast Rake
manuel

Replies: 23
Views: 4201

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:13 pm   Subject: Mast Rake
Personally, I rake the sail back when on top of a wave heading down, and for depowering like right before a shaka or backside riding. On big gear (i.e. formula) I did it when underpowered to achieve ...
  Topic: What determines maximum sail size for a board?
manuel

Replies: 23
Views: 5848

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:11 pm   Subject: What determines maximum sail size for a board?
One would think it's somewhat linked to boards shape whether tail width, total flat surface area etc. Problem with bigger sails on small boards is when mildly powered. Too small of a board will drag, ...
  Topic: light-wind water start
manuel

Replies: 16
Views: 11219

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:39 pm   Subject: light-wind water start
Maybe your board is heading downwind because of water movement too, there's little forward drive when getting up, really just about that V balance with the sail and body as counter weights of each o ...
  Topic: light-wind water start
manuel

Replies: 16
Views: 11219

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:50 pm   Subject: light-wind water start
Think shark, giant octopus, stone fish, sharp reef, massive oncoming curly swell, any of those should help speed up your water start, wind or not. Worked for me Very Happy !
  Topic: mast base position
manuel

Replies: 27
Views: 20136

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:29 pm   Subject: mast base position
....
http://windsurfing.lepicture.com/tips-and-tricks/
Under mast foot positioning, everything you need to know.
Under normal circumstances a rule of thumb is 1cm adjustment per sail size.
  Topic: Advice for planing through lulls?
manuel

Replies: 34
Views: 38065

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:36 am   Subject: Advice for planing through lulls?
A quick side note that formulas and freestyle boards cruise through pulls like they don't even exist. While under sized wave boards tend to come to a complete stop no matter how much one jiggles aroun ...
  Topic: light-wind water start
manuel

Replies: 16
Views: 11219

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:30 am   Subject: light-wind water start
You're doing well. I may say things you already know but it'll be good for everyone getting into light wind sailing Smile !

There needs to be enough wind to get it up so 8 knots 5.0, 10 for 4.5 roughl ...
  Topic: Once again... Shipping from Europe
manuel

Replies: 10
Views: 24252

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:40 pm   Subject: Once again... Shipping from Europe
OP needs not to be the one flying Wink !
 
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