Category: Boats

Trimming the head sail

You can trim the head sail using the following quick general tips.

  1. Watch your telltales - make sure to add telltales if your head sail does not have them
    • On a close haul, close reach and up to a beam reach the telltales should be flowing horizontally. This indicates that yo...

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Using the traveler

If you want to optimize your speed and boat handling  you need to learn how to use the traveler correctly. The traveler is mainly used to:

  • Help keep the boom centered when close-hauled
  • Control the heel and handling of the boat in strong winds and gusts
When sa...

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