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Anchor Riding Sail vs Split Backstay

I have an anchor riding sail from my old boat. Just re-discovered it in storage.

My new boat, of similar size/weight, but sails even more at anchor, has a split backstay.

Is there a way to rig this sail that is effective? I seem to remember that it required a high degree of tension and I don't know how I could rig it so it would work properly.


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Re: Anchor Riding Sail vs Split Backstay

Try and shift your traveler over to one side about half way first and see if that helps dampen your sailing motion at anchor.

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Re: Anchor Riding Sail vs Split Backstay

I used to run the riding sail up the toppling lift with the main halyard then tie it forward.
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Re: Anchor Riding Sail vs Split Backstay

A riding sail does not need to be hanked to a stay to be effective. It will work quite well set flying with a halyard, two lines, one to each stern quarter from the clew, and a forward line from the tack to a point near the base of the mast. Set the clew just above the level of the boom. BTDT
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