Puff Response Upwind in Heavy Air

By Bill Gladstone Proper response to a puff is critical to optimum performance in variable conditions. In our previous segment, Puff Response Upwind, we covered the best response to a puff in moderate air. In this segment we’ll look at Puff Response Upwind in Heavy...

Sail Power: Depowering & Powering-up

By Bill Gladstone Source: NorthSails This article is derived from the North U Trim Seminar. North U offers seminars, clinics, books, media, online training, and coaching. Visit NorthU.com to Learn More In this segment we explore Angle of Attack in moderate air trim...
How To Trim Like A Pro

How To Trim Like A Pro

One of many key positions on a race team, the sail trimmer takes responsibility for optimizing sail performance. While the most important time to shine is during the race, a good trimmer knows that success starts before the boat leaves the dock. Read these tips from...

Why Is Headstay Sag Fast Upwind in Light Air?

How Headstay Sag Affects Everything From Speed To Point Sailboats with headstay sag often point higher and maintain boatspeed better in light-air conditions. One Design expert Tim Healy describes the rewards and the risks. Many sailboat classes limit the...

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