Light Air Settings

Greetings Fellow racers. I'm interested in Light Air sail settings for the Jib,Main and Rig. I'm more familiar with racing boats with bigger jibs and struggling in lighter air below 7 true. Very hard to get the boat up to speed and hold lane off starts and light air beats with pointing. Any ideas welcome[:D]

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Wow, No replies.

Wow, No replies...Any one[:)]

Tuning guides are available from the web sites of Flying Scot sa

Tuning guides are available from the web sites of Flying Scot sailmakers- North, Schurr, Gus, Sobstad (now Quantum, I think). They all describes trim settings for various conditions. Greg Flying Scot #1087

I think Greg is right, the tuning guides would give better advic

I think Greg is right, the tuning guides would give better advice than we can give. Also none of us know which rig tension you have. Try them out and check back on the forum with questions.

Well, I just went to most of the sailmakers' web sites and quite

Well, I just went to most of the sailmakers' web sites and quite a few of the links to their tuning guides are broken. The one at North Sails still works and it's one of the better tuning guides anyway and it can be used as a starting point for any sailmakers' sails. I have the following tuning guides: North, Schurr, Gus, Sobstad, Ullman, Quantum. Also, the current Highlights of Scots 'n' Water has some tuning information, including recommended settings for various conditions. I can send you any or all if you'll let me know your email address. Greg Flying Scot #1087

Thanks Greg, Sent email address.

Thanks Greg, Sent email address. I'm not so much concerned with the numbers albeit important just garnering feedback as from members how to get the boat quickly up to speed during starts, and manuevers etc. Thanks

The Flying Scot tuning guides cover the peculiarities of the Fly

The Flying Scot tuning guides cover the peculiarities of the Flying Scot (such as weather sheeting). From the other part of your question, it sounds like you want information about how to shift gears. That's general information that applies to other boats too. Here's a pretty good link: http://www.sailingworld.com/article_search.jsp?author=Greg+Fisher Also you can Google for it (shifting gears) and find a ton of stuff. Basically if you can take the boat's unique characteristics while applying general sailing principals, you should be able to hold your own in your local fleet. No secret there. Good luck, Greg

Thanks for the links[8D]

Thanks for the links[8D]