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Stuart McMICHAEL

Sailing in strong winds what keel length

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Hi all,

I'm looking for advice regarding sailing my yachts in stronger winds. should I use the standard longer keel or a shorter one, which is best suited

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Hi it is generally held that the longer , that is deeper , fin will give more fighting moment, most people reduce sail area as the wind strength increases


Mike Ewart

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Thanks Mike, that's what I thought.   I purchased a Dragonflite 95 to add to my fleet and had the offer in a shorter keel with the Dragonflite 95.

Cheers skipper

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3 hours ago, Mike Ewart said:

Hi it is generally held that the longer , that is deeper , fin will give more fighting moment, most people reduce sail area as the wind strength increases

Think that should be   righting moment.    Mind you, looking back at some sailing sessions, perhaps you are right, Mike !!😀

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