Pinch through the lull

Another recommended read…

Pinch through the lull by Mike Ingham on Sail World

…I found this concept resonates with my sailing of asymmetric spinnakers on Javelins as well.  I remember reading about the 18 Footer skills and how in a lull with their asymmetric spinnakers that they hold course in a lull in light winds because the apparent wind goes so far forward.  All you can do is wait.

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