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Re: Lightning rigging questions
I owned a Lightning for a few years.
Yes, the jib sheet can be routed between the shrouds & mast (for upwind sailing) OR outside the shrouds (for off the wind sailing).
My boat also had what I will call a Cunningham for the jib which pulled down the leading edge of the jib - giving better shape.
Your jib halyard should exit the mast below the fore stay.
Spin halyard should exit the mast above the fore stay.
Lots of controls on a Lightning rigged for racing - took me some time to figure it all out too.
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