Oct 312010

We took the opportunity of the nice Halloween Sunday weather to test the large downwind sails for the first time. It was quite exhilarating! The total sail area is 296 m2 with the Code sail.  The weather was very calm, the sea was almost like a mirror with about 7 knots of wind. But the boat was trucking along at 8 knots, with about a 90° difference between AWA and TWA. Veeery nice feeling!!

  2 Responses to “296 square meters. 8 knots in 7.”

  1. No throw-ups, only thumbs up!

  2. Sounds like a nice day at sea.

    PS. I’m please to see that Magnus is prepared for some faul weather with the security lines attached to his life vest even when the sea “almost like a mirror”. My favorite motto: Prepare early – Worry late!.