Mindbender

What is the purpose of a mainsail’s outhaul?

Send your answer to cruisingcompass@bwsailing.com. A winner, who will receive a Blue Water Sailing hat, will be selected at random from the correct answers.

Thanks to last week’s Mindbender winner, DJ, for his answer to “How does moving  a jib fairlead aft affect the sail’s power?”: Moving the fairlead aft depowers the headsail by twisting open the upper section of the leach.

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