The Offshore Voyaging Reference Site

Preventing Unintended Jib Unfurls

The furler line is only secured by a cam cleat (under dodger flap in shadow) on our J/109, so when leaving the boat we clove hitch it around the winch. Also note the sheet is half hitched around the standing part.

Before leaving the boat we also make very sure the jib is neatly rolled and the sheets take a couple of tight turns around the clew.

Unintended jib unfurls are common and a seamanship fail.

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