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Re: Staysail: Purpose and trimming

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To make a staysail / headsail combo 'really work'... you really need running backstays to 'help' with the 'two forward shroud' tension interplay problem.
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True - both the C&C 44 and Saga 409 had running backstays.

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Re: Staysail: Purpose and trimming

I have a Crealock 37 and sail singlehanded 99% of the time. My stay is permanent.
A staysail is all about balancing and center of power for your boat.

I love my staysail and find it's my most useful sail especially as a singlehander. Great for helping to balance and power with or without my monitor windvane.

Use upwind, downwind, light winds and heavy winds
Use instead of partial furling jib in heavy winds
Use in conjunction with my aso
Use when heaving-to
Use only stay when a chubasco or elephante is on the horizon, etc.

Never had the need for the storm sail or para-sea anchor that came with my boat...Hawaii & Mexico vet. Always check the forecasts and avoid the need...storms are no bueno for me

Read about staysail use but you'll only learn how cool/useful a staysail is with experience...
Go sailing, go sailing often. Sail with main & stay only upwind, downwind, beam, light and heavy wind, etc.
Practice heaving to, practice balancing boat with main and stay, then practice balancing with main, stay & jib.

Go sailing, go sailing often!
That last thing---A staysail looks so cool!

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Re: Staysail: Purpose and trimming

Thank you everyone! Very useful information! I will check out the articles. jsaronson and macswift: since the boat was designed specifically for racing, your explanations make sense. Thanks again.
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Re: Staysail: Purpose and trimming

Oops, forgot the 'important' stuff.
Use a full set of tell tales on all the sails, trim the staysl as per the leech tell tales ...... then final 'trim' in/out and to set best proximity to the headsail ..... and adjust that in/out according to your SPEEDO or VMG.
You get the 'best' interaction adjusting the slot-distance between the stay'sl and head'sl using the SPEEDO ... and you probably wont see much change in the tell tale flow.
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