BarryK1200LT Posted January 21, 2008 Report Share Posted January 21, 2008 I raced my Maricat on the weekend. I've only competed on 2162 in one other race event, and that was the time I broke the mast on the second lap of race one. So until last Sunday I'd never had the opportunity to see how 2162 would sail against other similar sized cats and other Maricats. I found on Sunday that I couldn't get 2162 to point anywhere near as high as the other 14 footers, or maintain boat speed unless I bared away further from the wind. At a guess, I'd say that I had to run at least 10 degrees further off the wind to maintain boat speed, and that meant that by the time we reached the windward mark I was a couple of kilometres behind the second last boat. The only point where I seemed to be able to holld my own was on the reaches. But sailing up wind I just couldn't point anywhere near as high as the other boats (including another Maricat). So what are the key points to look for that might help me to point higher than I'm able to now? Any advice will be appreciated. Cheers Barry Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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