Pointing to Windward

Jul 13, 2018 | Technical

The H28 being a full or long keeled boat will never point as close to the wind as a fin keeler. However, it is interesting to see in our racing in Auckland, how much difference there is in the pointing ability of the different H28’s.

Why does this occur?

Well there are usually several or a combination of reasons and these can differ from boat to boat.

 Kerry Blaymires

 Editor’s Note:  Kerry Blaymires, a key figure within the H28 Yacht Owners Association, tragically lost his life in a yachting accident off the Taranaki Coast in May 2004.  Kerry had a great deal of expertise which he freely shared and he is sadly missed by all who knew him