Rigging/Sails

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Members' Online Book: Sail Handling Made Easy, Chapter 30 of 30

Running Rigging Recommendations—Part 1

We offshore sailors are presented with a bewildering array of options when buying rope for running rigging. John demystifies the process and makes detailed recommendations, including brand names, based on decades of experience, together with recommendations from one of the best riggers in the business.

Members' Online Book: Sail Handling Made Easy, Chapter 26 of 30

Your Mainsail Is Your Friend

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.

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