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16 June 2016 - 17:10
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Sail Triming on IOR yachts

I recently visited a yacht called Oppostion in Cowes. She was recently restored and was one of Edward Heaths S&S Morning Cloud yachts. The skipper told me that he always trimmed the IOR yachts genoa first and then the main.  

Any thougths?

John B

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16 June 2016 - 21:45
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Hi John

I believe that a Masthead rigged yacht has its "main power" from the genua.

Since there will be interference between the genua and the main sail it´s more sense to trim the genua to give it maximun drag and then to trim the main.


Per S


27 June 2016 - 21:35
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Pers that sounds right, I confess am an intuitive sailor as opposed to one who follows theories, but I cannot help noting that when I try to bear away on my 411 I absolutely have to let the main out. So the relative position of the mast in terms of trim has a big influence on balance and performance.   

John B

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