Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: trip around the horn

kimberlite <kimberlt@...>

Dear Stephan,
I have the ATN sail and as you mentioned it is a little cumbersome.
Next time I will keep it in the cockpit locker instead of the sail
locker. It gets a little wet up there.
I had my sailmaker add a foam luff and UV protection to my genoa. The
foam luff makes a big difference when the sail is furled,
Fair winds,
Eric SM 376 Kimberlite.

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephan Regulinski []
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 1:50 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: trip around the horn


We have been in 45+ winds on several occasions. Upwind, we are
happiest with our ATN storm jib plus a little mizzen to balance the
sail plan. If you use the Genoa in these conditions you will have to
reef pretty deep and the sail shape not so good. Off the wind, we
have used the ATN and at other times, the genoa reefed to whatever
point it takes to keep boat speed in control. Both work. A note on
the ATN storm gib. Like reefing, put this sail up when you first
think about it. It is a little uncomfortable attaching this sail in
heavy weather.

Stephan ("Delos" SMM303)

--- In, kimberlite1212
<no_reply@y...> wrote:
Does anyone know of an amel that has made the trip around the horn?
secondly what do you do on a s/m when the wind get above 45 knots.
sm 376 kimberlite

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