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The new jib

Does a blog post about a single sail make sense? I think so, as Swede 55 sailing is primarily about upwind pleasure. For a long time I sailed Gamle Swede with an old jib. It was too small and really out of shape. Believe it or not: It was made by Canon in 1979. For that long you can use …

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Battle with a Twelve

Is it sensible to race with a Twelve? This 22 m metre long upwind powerhouse with tremendous ballast ratio, driven by 240 Square metres? If you are sailing another Twelve – shure. With Swede 55 it seems pretentious. We will see the recently restored vintage 12 metre yacht Anita only briefly as her sails are sheeted in. Hence we enter …