Taming the cat downwind with Leigh McMillan ***

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Leigh McMillan
Double Olympian and a dominant force in the Extreme Sailing Series, Leigh McMillan talks through the balancing act of getting a cat downhill in the windy stuff without pitchpoling. "When it’s getting too hairy, we let the windward hull skim the wave tops just to provide that extra safety margin. But the more you drop the windward hull in the water, the slower you go and the more you lose the apparent wind that you’d generated. It's about how close to the edge you are...."



 

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