SailNet Community - View Single Post - Do I need a guy and a sheet on each side of spinnaker?
View Single Post
Old 03-19-2013
blt2ski's Avatar
blt2ski blt2ski is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 6,809
Thanks: 0
Thanked 25 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 10
blt2ski will become famous soon enough
Re: Do I need a guy and a sheet on each side of spinnaker?

One can use an assymetric like a symetric spin. Helps a bit downwind. My boat is a post fastnet half ton. It does ok with an AS, but frankly, a symetric would be better. I will pole the tack to the opposite side of the main at times. this does help me get better downwind angles.

If you want a fun race near you, third weekend in April is the Meydenbauer bay yacht club spring regatta. In the past couple of years, there has been an R23 or two from Renton sailing doing the NFS division as have I. HERE is a link to the website and info. There are also usually one or two FS divisions also. If you have not raced too much, want to try it out, the NFS ie "no flying sails" is usually the better one to try initially. Then graduate later into the FS or spin groups.

She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook