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zfactor 11-06-2006 12:16 PM

Wing on wing
 
When running wing on wing with a wisker pole, what side should the mainsail be placed on. Should it be placed on the side to favor the windward or leeward side?

TrueBlue 11-06-2006 12:27 PM

I always favor the whisker pole on the windward side, minimizing the risk of an accidental gybe with the main.

Faster 11-06-2006 01:56 PM

Run with the boom on the opposite side from the pole.

poopdeckpappy 11-06-2006 02:11 PM

With the wind @ your 6 and with the suttle changes in direction you may encounter, the windward or leeward side doesn't really matter dose it ??

or is my rookieness showing ?

pigslo 11-06-2006 02:13 PM

There may not always be a windward side if you are running 180 degrees and so you may want to rig a limiter on both the boom to keep from a gybe and one on the whisker pole to keep it off the spreaders.

nolatom 11-06-2006 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poopdeckpappy
With the wind @ your 6 and with the suttle changes in direction you may encounter, the windward or leeward side doesn't really matter dose it ??

or is my rookieness showing ?

Poling the jib out to windward gets it out of the blanket of the mainsail. Poling it out to leeward doesn't.

Also be mindful, if you're sailing low enough to go wing&wing, you're low enough to be constantly on the verge of a jibe. So be watchful, and don't get too far by the lee.

sailingdog 11-06-2006 03:48 PM

Provided you're not running DDW, the main should be on the leeward side. As the wind shifts, this may change, so a preventer is a very good idea...




Vasco 11-06-2006 04:04 PM

Sometimes when I'm sailing wing and wing in traffic I'll keep the boom to weather just to stay on starboard. Of course I've got a Walder boom brake.

poopdeckpappy 11-06-2006 04:06 PM

See, I told ya I was a rookie, I always thought Wing on Wing was only used DDW

T34C 11-06-2006 04:15 PM

If the Genny is significantly larger than the main, are you better to take the main out to windward (within reason) to get more drive from the larger sail area?????


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