Originally Posted by Brewgyver
Thanks for the recomendation, just got it for my Kindle.
So, Alex, in your wooden boat program, do you include the "wear ship" maneuver?
No, we are teaching on small sloops, not square rigged ships. This is what we teach on:
BLANCHARD KNOCKABOUT JR. sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com
They tack and jibe just fine, even in light air. Since they are a fractional rig with a small non-overlapping jib they respond very well to backing the jib and using that to force the boat through a tack.