Winner of the “small cruiser” category in SAIL magazine’s 2020 Best Boats contest, the Beneteau Oceanis 30.1 is a versatile and remarkable spacious entry level cruiser that is also more than capable of standing up to a blow. The fact that it can be ordered with either a fixed or swing keel only makes the boat that much more fun.
Ask Sail: How Far to Ease Out?
Q: When sailing dead downwind (assume 22 knots of wind), if the main is eased out to 90 degrees relative to the wind (perpendicular to the wind) are roughly the same forces applied to the sail as to the sail if it isn’t quite out all the way, say, 75 degrees to the wind? My ...read more