Boat Handling

Video Study Series: Heavy Air Downwind and Gybe

Posted by on Mar 31, 2012 in Boat Handling | Comments Off on Video Study Series: Heavy Air Downwind and Gybe

J24 4000 is in its second year of racing and still getting our feet below us. We shot a bit of video of the crew moving the boat downwind in a breeze, we then asked the Seattle J24 fleet to provide feedback to the video to help both us and others improve in these types of conditions. Below summarizes the advice. Our video for reference is here. The Harken video for comparison is here. Main The back stay was on, take it off. The main was out too far and needed to be brought in. The top of the main was way too far forward, more vang on would help to control the mains top to be parallel with...

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