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4.5 knots with only the main and stays'l

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Yesterday I sailed Ripple for the first time, really. A perfect day,
in the 60s, cloudless, a fresh breeze out of the north. Three sails
and a tiller are a lot to handle alone, and my inexperience with the
rig is painfully evident in tacking. Managed to sail her wing on wing
for a bit, and late in the trip, jib struck, she still easily managed
4.5 kts, and nearly buried the rail.
Topping off the day, another sailor in Lake Union asked 'say... Is she
an Atkins?'