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Skills and Tips

Superb TP52 Racing Video - Miami Royal Cup 2017
Terry Huchinson - Tactician & Helmsman extraordinaire - Americas Cup, Quantum Race Team and more ... Twin web-cams plus drone overhead coverage. Click Here

Watching the tacking is a real treat - notice the 3-2-1 call for the tacks, and how the jib trimmer is winching in the sheet as the boat points up into the tack, and how quickly the tack is completed, the jib sheeted, then the in-hauler is tweaked after speed is achieved. The skills are unbelievable ..

Gybing and Preventers - Nice and Controlled ...
Check this video out - all about preventers and gybing - Texas style .... Click Here

Rolling Hitch
The rolling hitch is a great knot for freeing up heavily loaded riding turns on a winch. Check this link out .. Click Here

Method: Take a long free rope, eg a spare spinnaker sheet. Tie the rolling hitch to the loaded sheet, between the jib clew and the winch. Take the tail of the free rope to a winch (perhaps via a block) so as to take the tension off the loaded sheet, and allow the riding turns to be cleared. Now reload the primary sheet on its winch, ease the tension on the free rope and undo the rolling hitch.

Rig Tuning and Sail Setting - A masterclass by Michael McNamara (Established sailmaker and racer)
An excellent talk and demonstration on sail setting, tell-tales, sheeting, kicker, cunningham and loads more ... Click Here


Last updated 19:52 on 23 May 2020

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