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Old 04-13-2012
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Vang on a dinghy

Hi all,

I've been sailing dinghies for just under a year and I'd like to better understand how the various sail controls will affect the dinghy's performance.

Would someone be able to explain how and when the vang should be used in this context? Note that I did discover this excellent thread that discussed the vang with respect to the main sheet and traveler: http://forums.sailin...owtopic=104559. However, my dinghy doesn't have a traveler so I'm using the main sheet as the primary control for sail angle.

My curiosity was push when I saw a video on the free Volvo sailing app for the iPad. In the video we see the sailor make changes to the vang (or "kicker"', since he's British) as he rounds a buoy and heads upwind.

When can I find some more detailed info about all this?

Thanks,

Tim
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