Re: Can someone explain roach to me?
The other solution to battens and mainsail furling is in-boom furling and horizontal battens.
I appreciate all the explanations so far about roachy heads of mainsails. Now what about further down? Seems like if we wanted more sail area down low, we'd all have longer booms right?
I'm thinking that there may be wisdom to the "first 2 battens full" and the rest partial, for a cruising main.
"True, your boat will outperform mine to windward, but my boat will always outperform yours at anchor." --MedSailor