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Old 03-25-2010
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Many racers I know have sheets for each headsail....

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Originally Posted by jarcher View Post
The only downside I see to it in racing is that if you want to do a head sail change you'll need a second sheet. With bowlines you can untie the lazy sheet, tie it to the new sail, tack, and then do that again, then lower the old sail.

If you're on a long leg you might not want to tack, so you can't do that anyhow and need a second sheet.

But a second sheet is just as good. If you do this you might want headsail lead cars that have a block wide enough for two sheets, but its not really a big deal.
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