Rolling with the dirt boatsSeptember 21 2008 at 8:11 PM
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Some observations on the performance of the Flyer at Playa, NM last spring: 1) The Flyer with a 12m sail owned the light air, getting good speed while all other boats were stalled. 2) Evidently not all boats can do U-turns or donuts. 3) Hiking (tilting) actually seemed to slightly increase my speed relative to the other boats. 4) The sleeker boats did better in the higher winds. I particularly couldn't match their close angle into the wind.
Happened by the Georgetown Resevoir west of Denver the other day. A beautiful and challenging spot, but you'll have to get out to the flatlands to spread your wings some time.