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Force 5 VPP (Polars)

Force 5 VPP (Polars)

Has anyone ever come across the polar's for the Force 5?  Just curious.  I have seen them for the Laser and other dinghy's before.

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Re: Force 5 VPP (Polars)

What are "polars"?  I googled it and didn't get a readily understandable explanation.   smile

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Re: Force 5 VPP (Polars)

Well Doug, some people are better at googling than others. Mostly young folk.....

http://www.ockam.com/2013/06/03/what-are-polars/

http://www.nauticed.org/sailing-blog/ho … sailboats/

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Re: Force 5 VPP (Polars)

Seems more like a keel boat resource. I doubt you would find anything like this on small boats.

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Re: Force 5 VPP (Polars)

Probably similar to the Laser which in breeze the sweet spot is about 135 and in lighter air goes to about 150. But the differences are pretty thin.

http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index. … nd-skiffs/

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Re: Force 5 VPP (Polars)

Yes, I saw the ones for the Laser.  That was not the question though was it smile.

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