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11 ways to make upwind sailing more fun
Dec 2011 p20-28  (9.00 pages)
Category: Sails, rigs & rigging / Seamanship & safety
Author: Chris Beeson
Description: Cruising - How to make it more fun for the crew.
How boat trim helps you sail better upwind. How to avoid tiring, terrible tacks. How to trim sails for speed and comfort. What difference a dirty hull makes. Make the passage less lumpy. Why and when to motor-sail. Why faster on one tack than the other.
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Sail faster, sail safer - 4. Upwind trim
May 2012 p84-85  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Pip Hare
Description: Advanced techniques series - 4. Upwind trim
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Sail trim Part 1: Genoas
Apr 2003 p113-116
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Category: Sails, rigs & rigging
Author: Simon Jinks
Description: Better Boat Handling: Part 29
Basics of sail trim, and ways in which to adjust your genoa to get the best results.
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How to make it tack
Apr 2002 p50
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Category: Questions & answers / Sails, rigs & rigging
Author: Andrew Hooper
Description: Inside Information
Sails and Sailmaking: Roller furlers
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Make your own sail cover
Apr 1993 p110  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair / Sails, rigs & rigging
Author: Barbara Holder
Description: Boat Craft
Barbara makes a sail cover for her junk-rigged cruiser.
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Essential reefing tips for all cruisers
Jan 2013 p10-15  (6.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Sails, rigs & rigging
Author: James Jermain
Description: Expert on board - You won't regret reefing early, but will almost always regret reefing late.
When to reef. How to make reefing easier. Best ways to trim reefed sails. How to reef when sailing off the wind.
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How to reduce weather helm
Mar 2013 p12-17  (6.00 pages)
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Category: Sails, rigs & rigging / Seamanship & safety
Author: Duncan Wells
Description: Expert on board
What causes weather helm and what can we do to control it? Do we want weather helm? Ways to reduce weather helm; trim the sails, trim the boat, adjust sails for stronger winds, renew you sails. Weather helm and twin-keeled yachts.
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Sail Power: Dividing the sail plan
Feb 2000 p68  (4.00 pages)
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Author: Peter Nielsen
Description: Sail Power Part XIV - Split Rigs
The bigger the boat, the taller the mast, and the greater the work needed to cope with the sails. Peter Nielsen looks at ways of dividing the sail plan to make it easier for small crews to handle.
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Well set sails
Jul 2005 p34-37  (4.00 pages)
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Snapdragon 26 - sail trim
Aug 1997 p48
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Author: Mark Chisnell/David Harding
Description: Sail Clinic
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Rig tuning and sail trim
Jul 1995 p57
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Category: Sails, rigs & rigging
Author: David Harding
Description: Sails and rigging
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Trim and techniques for upwind sailing
Oct 2012 p33-38  (6.00 pages)
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Author: David Harding
Description: Getting your boat going to windward as efficiently as possible makes passages shorter and more comfortable.
Headsail trim - set the sheeting angle, adjust the halyard and backstay, tweak and refine. Mainsail trim - watch the slot, using the traveller. How to helm.
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All Hands On Deck
Oct 1992 p110-112  (3.00 pages)
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Description: Part 6: Mainsheet Trimmer
With so much power developed by the modern mainsail, the task of trimming is of paramount importance to boat speed. Stuart describes the requirements for this strenuous job. (Mast tune, trimming upwind, trim reaching, trim running, gybing)
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How to trim a skinny jib
Dec 2007 p45-47  (3.00 pages)
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Author: David Harding
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How to trim a skinny jib
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Choosing offwind sails for cruising
Jan 2014 p74-77  (4.00 pages)
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Author: Peter Sanders
Description: Technical - Expert sailmaker Peter of Sanders sails, identifies the only two offwind sails a cruiser will ever need, what difference they will make to you and what kit you need to use them. What is code zero? For close reaching. Is my boat gennaker-ready?
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Make your sails last longer
Apr 2009 p54-57  (4.00 pages)
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Author: Peter Sanders/Chris Beeson
Description: Fitting Out
Sail care tips
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How trim and sails can steer the boat
Dec 2008 p44-47  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Sails, rigs & rigging
Author: David Harding
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How you distribute weight and sheet the sails on a yacht has a significant influence on balance, which affects both comfort and performance
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Sail trim Part 2: the mainsail
May 2003 p109-112  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Sails, rigs & rigging
Author: Simon Jinks
Description: Better Boat Handling: Part 30
Trimming the mainsail.
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TRIM TABS AND DRIVES ('18')
Oct 1996 p82-83
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Category: Questions & Answers / Sails, rigs & rigging
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Trim tabs and drives; what to use in which conditions (keywords: planing plane power trim following sea head sea rooster tails lateral trim)
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Getting going to windward
May 2014 p43-46  (4.00 pages)
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Author: David Harding
Description: Sail Clinic
Some boats need persuasion to make to windward, so tweaking the sails to best advantage can make all the difference. David offers a few tips.
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Make the most of your mainsail
Dec 2004 p68-71  (4.00 pages)
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Author: Dick Durham/Tom Cunliffe
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Expert On Board: Advice on using your mainsail
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Sail-faster cloths
Jun 2004 p66-69  (4.00 pages)
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On a roll or in a jam?
Sep 2001 p112-115
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Roller genoas and in-mast mainsail reefing can make sail handling easier (keywords: inhaul, outhaul)
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Spinnaker - make your own
Dec 1997 p90
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Help for a Kelt: the boat that wouldn't beat
Dec 2013 p30-33  (4.00 pages)
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Author: David Harding
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If your cruiser won't beat down the river against the tide, what do you do? David came up with some ideas to help a Kelt 5.50 / Rig problems, changing the sheet, reducing drag, sailing techniques.
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How do you handle half a gale?
Jun 2013 p3  (1.00 pages)
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Author: Kieran Flatt
Description: View from the helm
As the wind pipes up, sorting out the size and set of the sails can make a world of difference to boat handling and crew comfort.
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How to trim on a reach
Jul 2008 p38-40  (3.00 pages)
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Author: David Harding
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Easing the headsail and powering up the mainsail
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What most sailors don't know about motorsailing
Aug 2013 p34-36  (3.00 pages)
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Author: Tom Sampson
Description: Practical Seamanship
Tom on how to use sails and engine to minimise fuel usage and boost crew comfort. 1. Make a fuel consumption table. 2. No wind or tide? Take it easy. 3. No wind, tide against you? Speed up. 4. No wind, tide with you? Slow you. 5. Set both sails if you can
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My boat won't tack!
Apr 2009 p86-89  (4.00 pages)
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Author: David Harding
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Changing tack
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Do I need storm sails?
Nov 2002 p46-47
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Sails and Sailmaking: Best ways to rig up a storm sail and trysail
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Oceanic
Jul 1970 p54-55  (1.75 pages)
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Category: Boat tests
Description: Design section - Bill O'Brien
A cruising catamaran designed for comfortable living and ease of handling under sail or power. The interior would make the average monohull sailor gasp. The sailing accent is on safety, comfort and ease of sailing, rather than speed.
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