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Sail Balance on an RL28 - Rob Legg

We raced a RL28 for many years in all conditions.
In freshening winds we followed this sequence to keep the boat in balance.
  • First raise the swing keel about 6cm.
  • Increase tension on mainsail luff and foot.
  • Increase tension on vang and backstay. Set mainsail traveller to full width.
  • Ease mainsail in puffs to keep heeling below 25 degrees.
  • At around 25 knots drop in the first reef.
  • Never was the boat hard to steer. It is important that the mast has no more than 20cm rake to start with.

    Rob Legg.