Category: Training

Training related posts

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 featured in North Sails News

There is a great picture of Vento Solare from the 2019 Ida Lewis Distance Race on the lead in to the North Sails News with an article How to Improve Your Tacks.  It is posted below for your reading pleasure.
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR TACKS
Prioritizing Your Upwind Technique Can Make Or Break Your Race Result
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