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Westwind
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To keep the boat tracking straightahead, I need to push the helm away from me (the bow is falling away from the wind – surely this is lee helm). If the centreboard is the pivot point for the boat, it appears to me that too much sail is forward of the pivot point and this is the reason for raking the mast backwards or physically moving the mast backwards, in its track. The frustration appears to be that my room for manoeuvre is limited by the mast pivot pin itself. I feel like leaving the pin out altogether, in order to drop the mast and more of the sail to the stern side of the pivot point (the centreboard) but I expect the rules say that this is a no no.