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Re: Wing on Wing

Originally Posted by Faster View Post

Sailing wing-on-wing sans pole usually works best by sailing slightly by-the-lee.. this tends to direct the AW in a direction that tends to hold the jib out.

Problem is, of course, that you're almost always on the verge of an accidental gybe.. so there's no relaxing on that score.

... Unless you've got a lot of beam.

Sail Delmarva: A Simple Jib Lead Adjustment for Cruising Down Wind

And then it's cake (we rigged an adjustable lead later, though the basic position is the same).


Yes, a preventer is an awfully good idea. For us, the spinnaker sheet works when wing-and-wing. When the chutes is up, we use a separate line to the midships cleat.

Sail Delmarva: The Simplest of Preventers
(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

by Joe Brown, English rock climber

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