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March 16, 2010



i wonder how much speed did it add?..


I'd say quite abit i'd imagine

Nick Gibbens

I was on the boat in that series. They helped sail the boat deeper by adding stability. Never much more than a .25 knot improvement, but lower VMG

Adam Turinas

Nick, thanks for this. I posted the photo randomly as I thought it was such a great shot but you really helped clarify what was going on. Hope you still sail

holy land tours

What a photo, the see breeze and the waves are literally emerge from it, next summer I'm going to do skipper course. Thanks for posting it.

Buy cialis

wait a second...those boats, are the same that passed near of our coasts in a contest, right? a contest around the world, in which one sailor visited various places.

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