By Andy Rice
Suppose the necessity for velocity with uneven crusing uneven sails have revolutionized the game of boating yet require a distinct set of talents. you can now study the secrets and techniques of having the main out of your boat - no matter if you sail an access point dinghy, excessive functionality skiff, sportsboat or catamaran.
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But, in the early days, it’s OK to hand the mainsheet over to the helm until the crew is hooked on and settled. Some singlehanded trapeze sailors in the RS700 and Musto Skiff like to wire-to-wire tack and gybe, but this is a high-risk option, as there’s no second pair of hands to help out if you start struggling to juggle tiller, mainsheet and trapeze handle. Much better to practise a more predictable manoeuvre where you get your body weight on the new rack, settle on the new heading, and then get out on the trapeze.
If she had to get this into a bag, a nosedive would be a greater risk than it is here. .
A good way of making use of what otherwise would be wasted sailing time. Once you feel that you’ve got those drills for all the various manoeuvres worked out – the main ones being tacking, gybing, hoisting, dropping the gennaker – then pick a day, a light to medium air’s day to go sailing for the ﬁrst time. Again, if you’ve got the option to sail with someone with some experience as opposed to maybe the person who’s going to be your regular crew or helm, then take the experienced person because you’ll learn so much more about how to do things right ﬁrst go.