Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Last weekend I saw a boat with its headsail (jib) hanked on up-side-down.
It looked very strange.
At first I thought the guy was a total twit and didn't know how to rig his boat.
The winds were light and he was on a broad reach / run.
It looked as though, by inverting the sail, he was able to get more lift from the jib as the wind was able to come over the top of the main and fill the jib.
I began to wonder if this is a valid strategy, or if the guy just made a mistake and lucked out given the existing conditions.
Does anyone know of using this technique?
1989 Hunter 30'
Southern Georgian Bay
Visualize the vastness of the oceans; the infinity of the heavens; the fickleness of the wind; the artistry of the craft and the frailty of the sailor. The oneness that may be achieved through the harmony of these things may lead one to enlightenment. - Flying Welshman