Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Genoa sheet sizing
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the big genoa is a lot of sail to drag around the stays. I use a technique to reduce this. As I swing into the tack and the sheet is released I begin to furl the sail. By the time I am head to wind the sail can pass the mast easily. Then as we fall off on the new tack I unroll the sail and my crew has the new sheet loaded and in the self tailer I winch and unroll in unison.
Get the timing right and it works well. I can do it on my own using the auto tack function on my Ray Marine auto helm.
This save a lot of wear on the sail and avoids possible damage.
SM 299 Ocean Pearl
On Thu, 22 Nov 2018 at 05:54, smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: