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Quick Tips for Tuning a Sloop Rig

A sailboat’s rig is a dynamic thing, even though it appears to be fixed in place with stays, shrouds, turnbuckles and pins. Wire stretches, decks shift, sails change shape and halyards stretch.  To make sure your rig is safely set … Continue reading

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Harken’s Powerseat™ Wins Renewable Energy Award

Harken UK won the Renewable Energy category at the 2012 Seawork Innovation Awards ceremony on 22nd May 2012. Following a busy first day at Seawork 2012 and the successful press launch of their PowerSeat™, Harken received a certificate of commendation … Continue reading

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5 Little-Known Ways to Use Your Running Rigging

Captain John from www.skippertips.com shares some interesting ways to use common rigging setups. Did you know that you can put your boom topping lift to work in two different ways? And do the same thing with a headsail sailing winch? … Continue reading

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Rigging for Trade Wind Running

For those long passages across the oceans in the trade winds, you need to set up your boat so you can run wing and wing or fly an asymmetrical chute in lighter conditions. Your aim is to maximize boat speed … Continue reading

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