SailNet Community - View Single Post - Can someone explain roach to me?
View Single Post
  #5  
Old 01-28-2013
flyingwelshman's Avatar
flyingwelshman flyingwelshman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,693
Thanks: 14
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 7
flyingwelshman will become famous soon enough
Re: Can someone explain roach to me?

My understanding is that the roach provides more sail area higher up the sail, where the wind is not as affected by friction from the water.
__________________
1989 Hunter 30'
Southern Georgian Bay

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. - Jacques Yves Cousteau
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook