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Re: Anchor Riding Sail vs Split Backstay
A riding sail does not need to be hanked to a stay to be effective. It will work quite well set flying with a halyard, two lines, one to each stern quarter from the clew, and a forward line from the tack to a point near the base of the mast. Set the clew just above the level of the boom. BTDT
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