Sailing How-To

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Telltales

How to Use Jib Telltales

The little yarns on your headsail are the fundamental clues to your sailboat’s sail trim and different conditions require a different look.

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Rules

Dr. Charles Shoemaker, Dr. Robin Wallace, and Nancy Parillo convene at Newport YC for the Frostbite season's first hearing.

The Lemming Effect

How many times have you started a race, unsure what the racecourse is? The answer should be, “never.”

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Sail Trim

Telltales

How to Use Jib Telltales

The little yarns on your headsail are the fundamental clues to your sailboat’s sail trim and different conditions require a different look.

Dog Tracks

A Sheeting-Angle Solution

The goal of this new jib-sheeting system is to simplify trim while achieving consistent jib trimming at tighter sheeting angles. Many holes were drilled along the way.

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Last Chance to Tune

Boatspeed is all a matter of balance, says former editor Bruce Kirby, who provides the essentials to achieving the right balance with simple adjustments. From One-Design and Offshore Yachtsman’s, September 1971.