Spinnaker Test Results

Vento Solare has a new North Sails 2022 Class A2 spinnaker that we used the first day at the Cedar Point OD regatta where we were not happy with how it projected.  It was a light air day (winds less than 8 kts).  The 2nd day we used the North Sails 2016 Class A2 spinnaker and liked how it projected better but winds were 10 to 12 kts.  …

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Physics and Sail Shape

A great tutorial on sail shape and trimming from Adam Walsh.
Quick note on the physics of sail shape.  The power (pull) and direction of that power generated by the sail is correlated to the max depth of the sails cord length. Meaning drawing a straight line from tack to clew.   At the point that has the max distance is known as max draft . …

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Vento Solare Launched 12 April 2022!

Vento Solare was launched at Borden Light Marina on the afternoon of 12 April.  The boat will remain at Borden Light for the next week as some last minute work is done before bringing the boat to its slip at the Navy Marina.  I want to thank all those who helped get the tasks done so we could launch.  …

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