SailNet Community - View Single Post - reefing main when sailing downwind
View Single Post
post #2 of Old 06-22-2009
Faster
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,567
Thanks: 110
Thanked 320 Times in 305 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Without the BattCar system there's simply too much friction to have much luck reefing the main without heading up to at least a beam reach. Today's prevalence of swept spreaders adds to the difficulty.

We typically round up to a close reach and put in a tuck before bearing off again.

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome