Cal 9.2 SilverSwan
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: East Tennessee
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Rep Power: 17
The Siren was designed for the side stays to be aft of the mast to triangulate the load to the mast being a fractional rig design. When going into the wind the loads from the main through the main sheet and sail will add additional tension to the forestay reducing the sag. When on a beam reach and on a run, the sails will be fuller shaped by the loss of the additional tension from the main. She was designed as a simple no fuss little trailer sailer and with a boom tent, good for boat camping on the weekend..
ps, check out the STAR class when they are on a run, the mast is raked forward 3 to 4 ft!!!
Cal 9.2 #19 SilverSwan
Last edited by roline; 08-28-2009 at 06:38 PM.