Join Date: Feb 2013
Thanked 218 Times in 217 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Re: Need help rigging 470 dinghy in St Mary, MD
This is a rather challenging boat for a crew with limited sailing experience. This boat has a lot of sail area and requires the use of at least one trapeze to keep it from flipping over in winds above 10-15 mph. It does take a crew of 2 to sail it on all but the relatively calm days. I would have them start with a small jib and 2 reefs on the main.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.