Klingler's Downwind Speed Tips

Specific Trouble-shooting Advice From a World Champion

1. Rake the mast forward by easing the backstay and tightening jib sheets. This also keeps the rig from bouncing around in waves.2. Maximize separation of the mainsail and asymmetric with proper trim. Don't over trim the spinnaker and don't ease the mainsail too far.3. Ease the tack line to rotate the spinnaker to windward and further increase separation between the sails.4. Windward heel adds yet more rotation and separation between the sails and helps you sail a lower angle.5. Keep your crew to windward, give everyone a job to do, and always be set for the next jibe.