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  1. All the Windies I've seen have a cross-cut sail; that is, the sewn seams go across the sail with the battens. When pulled tight, the downhaul/cunningham is very effective at flattening a cross-cut sail. Typically you want to do this going upwind, to help pointing. You'd ease the downhaul on reaches and downwind, to allow a fuller, more powerful sail shape. Working it in the gusts & lulls might help your velocity made good to windward, or you may find the extra speed with it eased comes at the cost of pointing lower. To make those kinds of adjustments, you'd need about 12:1 ratio blocks an
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