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Does anybody here have any first-hand knowledge of the AeroRig sailing system? It looks expensive but appears to greatly simplify the whole process of handling sails.
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I can''t say that I have first hand knowledge of the Aerorig but I did have a longish chat with a delivery skipper who delivered a boat with an Aerorig. He was not very flattering. he described it as having all of the usual things to adjust meaing you still had to adjust a jibsheet, adjusting a mainsheet and steer but then you had the added complexity of adjusting the angle of attack. He said it worked quite well in steady conditions but was not very good in the variable conditions found in coastal cruising. One big issue he noted is that you can''t control twist in the sails which can be a problem in lighter winds, or in very heavy winds.

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