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techno900



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slogging and keeping upwind takes a little practice, but it's not hard. You have to KNOW the actual wind direction and be happy to achieve maybe 10-20 degrees of gain from a beam reach.

Keep in mind that wind and the waves are rarely perpendicular to one another, so that's usually not a good indication of wind direction. Close, but not exact and that makes a difference when slogging.

Sinking the windward rail a bit will help add a little lateral resistance to keep up wind. In 5 knots of wind, if you are comfortable and cruising with no stalling, you are likely loosing ground heading off wind a bit.

If you have a weed fin on the board, it needs to be BIG since weed fins don't point as well as more verticle type fins, at least when planing, not totally sure about slogging.
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coachg



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In addition to what Techno said & what is on this video you can gain more degrees upwind out of the harness with your hand together over the center of effort on the boom. You are in light winds so if you spread your hands apart as in the video it is very easy to stall the sail.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEKTcWPBjwU

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NOVAAN



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First off, I'm glad to hear that its different than your Kona. Why have it if wasn't a bit of a challenge. Each progression in windsurfing will build a base for the next step. Take this board out every time you can. Time on the water will provide clues on what to do. For us to tell you what your doing right or wrong is difficult without seeing you on your gear. Be lite on your feet. Don't be afraid to sink a leeward or windward rail to feel what the board will do.
The board will react differently when slogging than on a plane. Sheet in and out. Lean the sail forward and back. Bear off the wind and pump the sail and board hard to get going. This really adds power and will help get you going in less wind. Stay off the wind until you gain speed and get into the straps. Then head up or off the wind as needed...
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