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Colin Parkstone
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Thin end first, idea being that the batten hardens the leach from the softer curve of the sail.

The leach then being harder and resisting the wind flow over the sail at the rear of the boat, pivots the rear of the boat behind the centre of lateral resistance and helps the boat to point! CP