By Andy Rice

Suppose the necessity for velocity with uneven crusing uneven sails have revolutionized the game of boating yet require a unique set of abilities. you can now examine the secrets and techniques of having the main out of your boat - even if you sail an access point dinghy, excessive functionality skiff, sportsboat or catamaran.


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Indd 32 26/06/12 2:08 PM STANDARD MOVES 33 ● Too much heel going into the gybe could make it tricky to recover from this one. . indd 33 26/06/12 2:08 PM 34 ● ASYMMETRIC SAILING Nice and flat for this gybe, but get ready to bear away again the moment the boom flips across Hoisting the Gennaker Hoisting the gennaker is something that you should attempt for the first time only in lightto-medium airs. Hopefully you’ll have already done your shore drills, so you’ve got some of your routines worked out between the helm and the crew.

The risk is that the slower the hoist, the more vulnerable you become to the gennaker flopping into the water off the leeward side of the boat, and then trawling the gennaker. That’s when the real trouble begins, but we’ll save that for another chapter! Expert Advice Geoff Carveth, hoisting in sportsboats First you must fully bear away before you even start hoisting. And the worst way to steer is with the rudder. Try to make it a slow turn so you’re using minimal rudder. Ease loads of mainsheet with the vang eased to help spin the boat away from the wind.

When you’re learning and expecting a bit of crash and burn, a helmet will give you a lot more confidence to take risks. It will help speed up your learning curve. Foot loops. These are vital bits of kit on high performance trapeze boats, and can be as simple as a piece of hose pipe with some rope running through the centre, to ready-made windsurfer footstraps to specially made sailing footloops. It’s really down to personal preference. Some are designed to give way if they’re subjected to a lot of force.

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