Jish Posted February 22, 2022 Report Share Posted February 22, 2022 Having now sailed both a Maricat & Windrush I have to say the Windy feels a lot more forgiving downwind in a fresh breeze. Mind you both were 80's GRP hulls with original colored sails. I lost track of the number of times I pitchpoled the Mari, even with mast raked far back. Pushing the Windy downwind I've come close once but even with delayed mainsheet easing the stern came back down (sloop 2 up). Seems the Windy can be pushed harder downwind because of this. I'd love to see them raced against each other. No doubt a Windy vs Mari race has happened in the past. Some footage here of the Mari off wind in a fresh breeze here: And pitchpoling 2 up here: Vs the Windrush 2 up off wind here: Some good footage from the recent Windy states on FB here: https://www.facebook.com/100014023759223/videos/3169188973327399/ I'd love to see some onboard footage of the Windy superloop in a fresh breeze. Happy Sailing Jish Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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