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125 Kite work
I was just wondering if anyone had some suggestions on how my crew and i could run our kte "down-wind" better. We have perfected everything else, it's just the directly down-wind that we have trouble with!!


Open to any suggestions!!!!!

Michael22-Nov-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: 125 Kite work

1) Don't go directly downwind, if the jib is constantly flicking to windward then too much downwind, it might not full properly all the time but it can't be constanly flapping.
2) Raise the centreboard; no centreboard in the water the better, unless you are unstable and end up capsizing; that could be slow.
3) Make sure the spinnaker clews are level, its symmetrical, adjust the pole height and the leeward tweeker to get it level.
4) Sit forward, crew next to the stay wire; skipper in front of the thrawt.
5) Steer with the waves.

Web1-Dec-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: 125 Kite work
My first suggestion would be if your not already using a NORTHS spinnaker than buy one cause they are SUPER FAST!! The colour PINK also adds to the speed...hehe
WATERLOO11-Dec-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: 125 Kite work
I disagree, BLACK is the new pink and FOSPAR is the new Norths
Andrew17-Dec-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: 125 Kite work
I can't let that go without supporting my own brand, ( but shouldn't we stop all plugging of brands??)..developed over many years..winning in many nationals, all conditions, all angles.

yes, Web is spot on.
And sail just high enough to keep the jib just flopped to one side. I only ever raise my centreboard half in very light winds, otherwise full down.

jamie Thomson
jamie thomson17-Dec-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: 125 Kite work
Go the Irwin herring bone kite!
nick18-Dec-2007    Edit    Delete 

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