I am in the process of speccing a new mainsail for a 35 foot masthead sloop (Ericson 35)... which is definitely a learning experience.
My question is what depth the reefs should be? To keep the question/thread focused, there will be 3 reefs (i.e., this is not a "2 or 3 reef" discussion), and...
I contact you, in oder to inform you about a "race in paradise": the longest leeward windward race around the biggest lagoon in the world ( 650 milles!)
The race starts the 19th october from Noumea ( New Caledonia) and finish in Noumea.
This is the 4tth edition of the race.
I'm doing research for a book in which a traditional square-rigged ship is preparing to dock, which got me thinking about a few questions:
1) How did traditional sailing ships come to stop? Clearly, they needed to reduce sail, but 2) were they able to reef and furl the sails full of...