Interesting, helpful articles

Hopefully below there is a link to a very interesting article that may give some people on here food for thought. The first time I read it I found that it assisted my racing results. The information can be related to anywhere in the world.

As I said hopefully this link works and people find the article of interest.


There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Kenneth Graeme, Wind in the Willows.

very nice and helpful…thanks Peter!


if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it!

Keep in mind that many of the rules he talks about are universal, but many are unique to multi-hulls. While I agree with many of his statements, there are a few that do not make sense for a monohull. He draws a distinction between the way a monohull and a multi-hull respond when overpressed early in the article and it is important to keep that in mind as you read the rest of article.

For example, he talks about the tendency for the boat to head down when the mainsail twists off but the jib does not. While this can be a problem for multihulls, in a monohull, this will help to counteract the tendency for the boat to head up as it heels in the puff.

There are several other examples…

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