CRYA IOM Western Regional Championship

February 2, 2017

2017 Beaver Fever150 Regatta CRYA IOM Western Regional  Championship Please click on the link for the NOR 2017 Beaver Fever 150

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Sail Interaction to Windward, and the Jib Trim .. excerpt from Bob Sterne’s “How to Sail Fast”

May 30, 2013

I am quite sure that all of you are aware that when you alter the setting of either the main or jib sheet, that because of the interaction of the two sails you are affecting both sails at the same time. I don’t believe, however, that most of you realize how these interactions really work, […]

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Non-Optimum Conditions .. excerpt from Bob Sterne’s “How to Sail Fast”

May 30, 2013

I have explained how to tune a rig when the conditions were the optimum for the rig, i.e. the boat was neither underpowered or overpowered.. Now, I will attempt to explain how to set up your boat for conditions which are not ideal. It is an interesting fact that the type of tune that you […]

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Sail Trim to Windward .. excerpt from Bob Sterne’s “How to Sail Fast”

May 30, 2013

In the previous articles, we talked about how to select a rig and find the proper position for it to produce a boat which is heeling about 30-35 degrees, and carries slight weather helm with the proper sail trim. Now, I will try to explain how to achieve this Trim. The first step, after stepping […]

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Mast Selection .. excerpt from Bob Sterne’s “How to Sail Fast”

May 30, 2013

The first thing that you need to do to tune your boat, now that you have selected your rig, is to determine the proper mast position. This is also the last thing you should do, after you have the boat all trimmed out. In other words, tuning is a circle. When you are all finished, […]

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Rig Selection .. excerpt from Bob Sterne’s “How to Sail Fast”

May 30, 2013

The first step – and one that precedes any talk of tuning a rig – is to select the correct rig. As a rough guide, the optimum rig for beating is the one which will produce an angle of heel of about 30 to 35 degrees. If the boat is heeling less, it’s underpowered and, […]

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