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  1. Learning to Sail
    I think I may have been setting my main sheet traveler wrongly last year. I didn't have a grip on the idea of sail twist, and how it dumps wind at the top of the sail. Tell me if this sounds correct: In light winds have the traveller to lee in order to pull down more on the boom, reduce...
  2. Racing
    Hello, all. See if this sounds about right. First, I'm a fairly new club racer, nothing serious, several years of weekly (seasonal) skippering and many more of crewing behind me. Secondly, I believe that much confusion on this topic stems from twist vs. flatness. To the beginner, they sound...
  3. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hello all: I have recently purchased a '72 C&C 36R which is rigged not only for a jib and mainsail, but a staysail too. I am an aptly described "rookie" sailor, and I have no experience with staysails. Very few sloops that I have seen are rigged for a staysail. What benefit is there from...
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