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post #1 of Old 12-21-2012 Thread Starter
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Runners and 360 degree penalties

Hi all,

I'm very new to racing, so please don't mind the very basic question: For a boat with running backstays, how do you handle a 360 or 720 degree penalty? Do you keep both runners taut or both loose or do you charge from port to starboard and back tightening and loosening runners?

The only dumb question is the one that you didn't ask because you thought it would make you look dumb.
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