Members' Online Book: Sail Handling and Rigging Made Easy, Chapter 36 of 41

5 Great Rigging Hacks

At this point, just after we have added five new chapters on rig tuning to our Sail Handling and Rigging Made Easy Online Book, most of you are probably thinking that I’m one of those sailors who actually looks for work to do but, in fact, I’m pretty lazy and always looking for easier ways to do things.

Here are five ways to do less work around rigging and unrigging, while still doing things right.

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John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.