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Yes, ETNZ found that out when they left up their code zero for the short sprint from the start line to the first turning mark. In the first year, I would hoist before leaving the harbor, but I always knew this was not aerodynamic for the leading edge of the jib. Typically, I sail upwind when sailing and reach back to the harbor. Lately, I just leave the spinnaker coiled on the deck or haul the spinnaker out and connect before we get to the turnaround point. My wife made the below spinnaker bag for me this spring:Also, I have found that the top down assym. slows the boat down if it is left furled and hoisted, so I drop it as soon as I can.
Unfortunately, that is not an option with the self-tacking jib where the track is just in front of the mast, so leading anything back to the mast is problematic. My bag will sit on the locker hatch secured to the locker hatch handle and a stanchion to port. I put it on the port side so as to not interfere with the retractable spinnaker pole on the starboard side. There really isn't a lot of options for bag location with the C275 and the self-tacker.Another angle is to attach the bag to the mast base
When I was doing my spring sail down and by chance I ended up wing to wing with the asymm. Went three to four miles, having the asymm shortly collapse four times. But with the right conditions and paying more attention than I was, you may get away without a whisker pole. I think the wing to wing gave me a reasonable downwind, but I'd have to verify this with more accurate comparisons using a GPS and a calculator.I have been experimenting on down wind performance. The stock assym. becomes shadowed by the main on deep broad reaches. Heating the boat up and soaking does not seem to be a solution, so I have started using a whisker pole and sailing wing on wing. I used that method last week in our beer can race in 8 kts. of wind. The point of sail to keep it flying was very narrow, but it kept me competitive with the other boats.