Pointing ability of Super Maramu

David Crisp

Hi All,

How close hauled should a Super Maramu sail? The best I can do is
45deg apparent, which basically means going to windward is very slow
and frustrating. In calm seas I can pinch up to maybe 40deg
sometimes but speed suffers badly and I usually end up with an
accidental tack. Am suspecting (hoping) I have a problem. Having
raced a lot I believe I know how to trim sails and I have a new

So is 45deg apprent normal? If not anyone ahve any suggestions as to
my problem?

Gallant of Fowey

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