In puffy upwind sailing conditions, when you ease the main traveler to leeward without easing the main sheet, what are you doing to the mainsail and why?
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Congratulations to Simon Handley, Tauronga, NZ who correctly answered last week’s question. “In the design of a sailing yacht, the center of lateral resistance is the force that keeps the boat from making leeway under the press of the sails and is found at about the midpoint fore and aft of the yacht’s keel.”