vang and jib
Would like your thoughts about a couple things: 1. Joe Sampson's rigging (at the unofficial scot site) of the vang seems the simplest and most logical approach. You can access it from the rail and the rigging is simple. Would any of you agree or have a better way? 2. How is it a big advantage to have the jib blocks on the seats? I know winners do it, and Kelly Gough says it makes it easier to release the jib sheet from its cleat. Perhaps, but it makes it more difficult to re-cleat from the rail, does it not? And when the boat is heeling a bit when racing, how is it a big deal to uncleat the jib sheet from the block on the side deck anyway? What are we missing, or is it more simply convention? And what about going from the side deck block down to the centerboard trunk for cleating the jib sheet? Please advise fellow sailors!!