What order do you trim sails?
Moving the lead forward makes the sheet pull down more on the upper part of the sail, trimming in the top. This adds power for extra punch through waves. Moving the lead aft will cause the sheet to pull back on the foot, like an outhaul, without trimming the upper part of the sail as much.
When should I trim my sails?
Ease until the sail begins to luff (bubble or backwind along its leading edge) then trim just enough to stop luffing. The mainsail will need to be eased further than you think. Don’t be afraid to let the sail out until it’s against the shrouds and spreaders (just make sure the boom vang is on tight enough).
What does trimming a sail mean?
Modify one’s stand, adapt to circumstances, as in His advisers told him to trim his sails before he alienated voters and bungled the election completely. This metaphoric expression alludes to adjusting a ship’s sails to take full advantage of prevailing winds. [
How do I set my sails?
Observe which telltale lifts first. If it is the lowest telltale, move the lead aft; if it is the top telltale, move the lead forward. When they all lift simultaneously you have it right! When over pressed, the sail should be flattened and twisted off to depower moving the lead aft.
How do you set the sails on a yacht?
Here are some helpful hints:
- Turn the boat slowly into the wind until the jib is fully backed.
- As the sail backs, take in the extra slack in the jibsheet and over-trim the jib.
- When the jib is fully backed, keep an eye on your course and wait a few moments while the boat loses way and the keel and rudder start to stall.