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I'm considering A snug rig Jib. I've been dissapointed with the pointing of my current loose rig jib (Quantum). Has anyone a testimonial to the snug rig? Mark #4578

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Try the snug, we like it.

Try the snug, we like it. Realize that pointing ability has as much to do with the leach of the main as the jib. The 2 sails work together. Getting the boat moving by cracking off a hair, easing sheets a fraction, get moving and then sheeting both sails tighter once up to speed gets the main leech working to point the boat no matter which set up is used. We switch around between sail brands (North, Mad, Gus) and they all work well with this technique. Fortunately the Scot seems to move well with tight, snug or loose set-ups. I still prefer the snug because the rig doesn't jump around downwind, but a few fast folks have reverted to the loose lately.

The 3 time (in a row) national champion uses the snug rig.

The 3 time (in a row) national champion uses the snug rig. Walt Bryde FS 2168

A timely subject, Greg Fisher had an article in the recent saili

A timely subject, Greg Fisher had an article in the recent sailing World about pointing. He explains how pointing is primarily acheived by main trim, for shorter durations as stated above.