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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:03 am 
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Went out for a training sail Saturday, helpful club member took some video footage, some is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gewy__m0VPo
wind 15 - 20 knots, perhaps peak gust a bit more, very flat water , on the river at Aldeburgh

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 Post subject: Re: training
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:48 pm 
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Thanks Alistair
Great video

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 Post subject: Re: training
PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:10 am 
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Looks good.....main looks nice! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: training
PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:51 am 
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This is exactly what the doctor ordered! THANKYOU.

At the moment I have a few points to be clarified please;

1.How much did you ease the jib before each tack and at which point in the tacking sequence?

2.How often did you adjust the kicker tension in that video? How much? And for what reason?

3.Am I correct in assuming that the Cunningham was fully down for the whole sail?
Would you have flattened the main further in that wind, had you been able to? Thankyou.


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 Post subject: Re: training
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:18 am 
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Hi Rob
1. did not ease the jib before tacking, but have done in bigger seas/ windier weather, say 1-2", if you ease it too much then it does not catch and pull the nose around.
2. I think I adjusted it after the first tack, gave it a reasonable pull
3. Yes cunningham full on, but not enough, new ropes on the boat and was not quite the right amount of throw on this days sailing. I am finding with this sail that if i put cunningham on then tacking gets easier.

also max rake (on my numbers) could have taken more rake perhaps if a little windier.

Hope new boat is going well!

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 Post subject: Re: training
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:10 pm 
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hi Alistair,

Thankyou for that....When the wind is up;

1. It is good to see your jib tension with a reasonably tight foot and a slightly open leach.
I have been in flat water in similar conditions (in a nethercott!) and have done the usual thing of easing the jib a little and been unable to get through the wind.Now I understand.You get a bit more speed with an inflated jib,try to go about and the boat just stops.I see you keeping that essential speed on and can see in these conditions how imp it is to power into the tack, AND to be accurate at steering immediately correctly on the new tack.

2.Kicker and Cunningham tensions;
This video is the first time I have seen a fully battened sail shake in the wind with the helm still in control.I am assuming this is due to you not easing the sheet too much and with the speed of your movement through the tack.AND also because the top of the main is flat enough to simply flop both ways rather than stay inverted.(hence full Cunningham). Also,I can see that if there is too much kicker tension,the inverted sail will not flap back.

3.Rake;
All I can do is put more on, over design wind, as I do not yet have the necessary feel to appreciate the difference this makes.

Thankyou for making it all look so easy. Rob.


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