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QW7265
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Hi Bob – Interested in your comment regarding weather helm when sailing with full main and jib.

I often cruise with a jib rather than a genoa due to the reduced risk of capsize. I have often heard of a gust taking a over boat with a jammed genoa sheet , but never a jib!

Is it your experience that a W with full main and jib will induce excessive weather helm , I thought that Ian Procter designed the W to be balanced by this set up rather that the more modern addition of a genoa ?
I may be wrong as I have only been sailing a W for 5 years or so and do not know the history of the class inside out.

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