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Printed Date: 12 April 2024 at 14:50
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Topic: Sail plan
Posted By: Lhsrris218
Subject: Sail plan
Date Posted: 16 October 2023 at 11:44
There is not a lot of info I can find on the gennaker and the #1/145 Genoa options.
If you had the double forestay would you need a gennaker?
Other options?
Mainly Caribbean sailing. 

Posted By: angorsan
Date Posted: 27 December 2023 at 13:56
I am also quite interested in this...asking myself if I want this second forestay or not.

From the theory it seems the 145% genoa is very useful for sailing upwind in light air, while a gennaker is more a downwind one.
So having all 3 ( self-tacking jib, genoa and gennaker) would probably have you covered from light upwind to, say 140 TWA moderate wind (I guess)...?
But you can also do fine with just gennaker and jib, right? The downside is that you loose some speed in lighter winds?

Posted By: Lhsrris218
Date Posted: 27 December 2023 at 14:07
After discussing with a few sailmakers, I have decided to get the second forestay but hold off on the sails.  "Apparently " the stock sailplan with the self tacker is versatile. 
The 145 seems to not be a Genoa and strictly a reaching sail  - unfortunately no one has polars for any of the sail options. 
There are also many new advanced headsail options out there and I thought I would wait and see.
If anyone has good experience I would like to know more!

Posted By: mr-ludi
Date Posted: 27 December 2023 at 16:47
I have ordered the outer forestay and a very lightwind 106m2 Code Zero created of:
40% 113g/m2
55% 131g/m2
5% 152g/m2

I hope it will be good for 60-135 TWA and up to about 15kn.

Posted By: Sahinsair
Date Posted: 15 January 2024 at 20:57
I have ordered %145 reichers and hoping that it will be usefull exspecially back wind. its usefull then COde O or gannecar because it has sun protech and ready to open whenever.
in Uprind selftack is great.

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