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Main sheet #153008
08/19/08 08:52 AM
08/19/08 08:52 AM
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Kiel, Germany
Baltic Offline OP
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Kiel, Germany
Joining more regattas in this season I came across three different ways to control the main sail on the upwind-leg.

- The classic way: The cunnigham is set once and the helmsman controls the main sheet.

- The cunnigham is set once and the crew controls the main sheet.

- The main sheet is set once and the crew controls the cunnigham.

It goes without saying that the respective set control is re-adjusted if the circumstances make in neccessary. I hope I made myself understandable ...

Which of the three options do you prefer / recommend?


F18: C2 / A-Cat: Minelli
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Re: Main sheet [Re: Baltic] #153009
08/19/08 02:31 PM
08/19/08 02:31 PM
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If I am sailing with my normal crew, Eileen, I use the third method
[color:"blue"]- The main sheet is set once and the crew controls the cunnigham. [/color]
16:1 Cunningham is easier for her to handle than the 10:1 Main

If I have a guy for a crew I prefer the Second Method [color:"blue"]
- The cunnigham is set once and the crew controls the main sheet. [/color]
They are strong they can handle it.

Dan

Re: Main sheet [Re: Dan_Delave] #153010
08/19/08 03:17 PM
08/19/08 03:17 PM
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Clermont, FL, USA
David Ingram Offline
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HTFU Delave and work the mainsheet! :-) Get JW to say that line, I guarantee it will make you smile


David Ingram
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Re: Main sheet [Re: David Ingram] #153011
08/20/08 10:22 AM
08/20/08 10:22 AM
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Dan_Delave Offline
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Ding:

Your telling me to [color:"red"]Harden the F$^# Up! <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> [/color] (Saw the video)
Thanks for all the support (not)...man this is a tough crowd.

By the way if you have not had a crew take the mainsheet while sailing to weather you are missing out. It is great fun! And you will go faster. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Try it for the first time at the North Americans!

Dan DeLave

Re: Main sheet [Re: Dan_Delave] #153012
08/20/08 10:51 AM
08/20/08 10:51 AM
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Clermont, FL, USA
David Ingram Offline
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Well, I talked to sweetness and she said...

You've been talking to DeLave again, you both need to HTFU!

It actually went better than expected.


David Ingram
F18 USA 242
http://www.solarwind.solar

"Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda
"Excuses are the tools of the weak and incompetent" - Two sista's I overheard in the hall
"You don't have to be a brain surgeon to be a complete idiot, but it helps"
Re: Main sheet [Re: Baltic] #153013
08/21/08 03:36 PM
08/21/08 03:36 PM
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TEAMVMG Offline
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helm handles the cunningham and trims so that crew is not over-dumping the mainsheet in gust


Paul

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Re: Main sheet [Re: TEAMVMG] #153014
08/22/08 08:40 AM
08/22/08 08:40 AM
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Melbourne, Australia
Tornado_ALIVE Offline
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Crew works the main and also cunningham.

or

Crew works the main and the Skipper works cunningham.



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