50627Re: Italian Micro
- Sep 2, 2006Marco
I had the same problem with my Oldshoe in light wind. My solution was
to get what speed I could first. Then use the rudder just enough, Not
too much, not too little. It takes practice. Excess rudder acts as a
brake and will slow you down. Then if it still would not tack (veer,
english as well) and I hade some speed left I would reach up and push
the sail toward the wind. Sometimes it worked. Again, it takes
practice. The long keel promotes slow tacking. See photos here:
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "marcoviniciomasoni"
> Dear all, I am very happy to be the first builder of an Italian micro
> (I know that my friend Pippo had begun one of it, but he then has
> interrupted the job. By the way would I like send you a photo, but how
> cai I send photo in the section "photos"?)
> In a recent e-mail of this forum anybody has written that micro is an
> excellent boat, easy and sure for learn to sail. True. I am 60 years
> old, I have very little experience of sail, but I have built my micro
> and I am learning with him.
> I have only a problem: when the wind is not strongly I am not able to
> veer, I am forced to turn with the wind to the shoulders (you excuse
> but I don't know the English term, in Italian is told "strambare"
> vs " virare( to veer)".
> The boat stays with the bow to the wind and slowly return on the edge
> that I want to leave.
> When the wind is strongly instead there is no problem.
> Could anybody write the steps to follow for veer in a correct way with
> a micro?
> Thank you to all and you excuse my very bad English.(And the
> ripetition of this message)
> Marco Vinicio Masoni
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