Rigging/Sails

Online Book: Sail Handling Made Easy, Chapter 26 of 29

Your Mainsail Is Your Friend

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Many sailors have de-emphasized their mainsails, in some cases to the point where the main is the first sail to come down when the going gets tough and often does not even get set in the first place. This is a mistake and potentially dangerous.

Let’s Go Sailing!

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OK, enough with all this talk of motorboats, let's go sailing in a bit of breeze on Morgan's Cloud. We made the video below a few days ago in a solid Force 7 blow (near gale, 28-33 knots). By the way, look for a timely reminder from Phyllis at the halfway mark in the video—I'm suitably ashamed of [...]

Online Book: Sail Handling Made Easy, Chapter 23 of 29

Rigging a Proper Preventer, Part 1

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A head injury is a terrible event wherever you are, but at sea far from medical help it's even worse. Rigging a proper preventer is one of the surest ways to reduce the risk to you and your crew. In part 1 of this two part series we look at the risk and what constitutes a proper preventer.

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