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In Topic: Spin peals

04 September 2014 - 01:43 PM

Halyard managment is the key skill set.

Oh yes. Also, If you hoist on the leeward halyard you will get two peels before you lockout a halyard. If you hoist on windward halyard you will lock it out on the first peel. Something for the bowman to always keep in mind if your planning to be on the same tack for a long time (distance race). Otherwise he has to clear it by tying himself in and going up and over. On smaller boats you may be able to clear it without doing this...

In Topic: Spin peals

04 September 2014 - 12:09 PM

Short answer: Hoist up the new sail inside the one currently flying and then spike away the old...

Setup from my experience: The end of the Guy had two shackles on it so you can hook up the new sail while flying the current, we would then connect a new spin sheet, make sure the halyards are clear and hoist inside the current sail. As soon as the bands broke on the new sail and it was filling I would spike away the old Spin from the end of the pole. This was a 70ft boat so sometimes when hooking up and spiking you'd be up in the air and over the water (makes it more fun i suppose). Its really not that complicated of a move, but like anything in sailing can get hairy depending on the conditions & experience of the crew.


What type of boat are you trying to do this on?

In Topic: Right in the ass

07 August 2014 - 03:07 PM

Its a little suspect why the video leading up to the foul isn't posted. Seems like there's no reason not to post it unless it incriminates the person who filmed it (Cal 40). Although they are clearly the right-of-way boat in any of the reasonable scenarios leading up to the contact it is entirely possible that they (Cal 40) did not give room to keep clear (rule 16.1). Regardless they both should probably be thrown out for not doing enough to avoid contact which caused significant damage. Tough to place blame without seeing the full sequence of events.