So I actually received my cool new Falcon Sail http://www.falconsails.com/over the Christmas holidays. But what with life events, and me being among the mechanically declined, the installation took a while (it's got the most installation required and moving parts of any sail I've used so far.) Upshot of it all, yesterday was the first day time and weather came together for me to try the sail in a proper wind. [shortyoutube]http://youtu.be/gifZsLXKKm8[/shortyoutube] Results from the sea trials: As expected, it doesn't perform as well downwind as some of my other sails. But, since I also have a mount for my Spirit Sail on this boat, I should be rig a suitable sail for a wide variety of wind directions and courses. Across the wind and slightly upwind, it does great. Especially upwind, you do need to paddle-sail, not just sail, but that's OK, since upwind sailing is tippier anyway, and you want to be actively using the paddle, ready to throw out a brace. I will need to tweak the base mount - it's a bit misaligned (told you I was among the mechanically declined), but overall I'm well pleased. If I can handle it in 20 knot winds empty, it should be even better loaded for touring, and may go to windward better sitting lower in the water. I'm looking forward to showing it to anyone interested in seeing it at the spring WCP campout. Speaking of which, shouldn't we start mulling over dates for that?