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post #2 of Old 04-12-2019
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Re: Sails for light winds

Yes, a code zero is a light weight sail designed primarily for reaching. Usually set on a retractable bowsprit using a spinnaker halyard or other halyard above the headstay so it can be tacked by rolling the sail up. If it is set with a regular halyard, best set aft of the forestay or you'd have to disconnect the tack of the sail to tack/jibe. Same goes for the sail if tacked to a bowsprit with a regular halyard. Usually is hoisted on a two part halyard to get the needed tension on loose luff sail.

Might try a regular reacher/drifter but that would require a sail change as they are normally handed on the headstay. Wonder if anyone has tried setting an R/D on a furled sail with soft shackles.
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