Bill Kneller

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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 New Mast Finally Installed

Vento Solare has a new mast and looks like a proper sailboat again.  Pat Tormey and I delivered to Hinckley on the afternoon of  Wednesday 19 May in preparation for scheduled mast stepping first thing Thursday morning.  When we arrived the crane crew was sitting idle waiting to step the masts on two boats that still hadn’t been moved out of the shed.  …

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