Our 05-Crs for 2 W.'s.
was about std. except a run in breaking seas to Risør where
W5131 used only the small jib, and W1348 only the 'W-trysail'
so we could stay hove to and also go close hauled/tack back, when
Karen+Elof fell too far behind.
I am still impressed how well
it works also working back into/against the waves. When Gudtorm
and I sailed, 11 hours non-stop, from Larvik to Drammen, we used
his W-trysail, and he showed me his idea of using the
spinnaker-pole from a small loop in the tack-eye of the W-trysail to a
small loop in the sheet-eye making the sail a small loose-footed
main-sail. Especially efficient, I find it, on a broad reach, and
on the run - as it 'wings' the W-trysail better and prevents some
of the folding on the shrouds for these conditions.
Also the last day - waiting/hoping(!) for a windshift that
never came - had us(not my wish!) in the boats from 09:20 to 19:00 bar
a lunch-stop of approx. 1 hour, meaning on the wind
close-hauled/tack+tack and tack again into also a strong head on
current(except the very last 40 meters to the slip-way!) for
8hr.40min, creating the foundation of a good nights sleep to
All the very best to you + all