|Technical / Windward main sheeting|
Posted: 18/03/2020 17:32:13
Graham, I am new to the fleet so there are better qualified people out there to answer this, but from my experience in the 505 (yes I know it's a different boat!) we used windward mainsail sheeting in light weather to centre the boom without putting on too much leech tension and stalling the main. In early days of Fireball sailing I had a centre main tube with traveller and again I could pull that over to windward in light weather. I have recently acquired 15161, a Weathermark which has a windward sheeting arrangement. Fads seem to come and go! To me it makes sense, but I have yet to try it in anger against other fireballs.
Posted: 29/04/2022 13:03:19