Gary H, there are 2 ways of rigging
a trysail(probably more) that seem to work. The first way (which I dont like) is to sheet it to the end of the boom and use the regular main sheet to control it. It will set better than if it is sheeted to the quarters, but you still have the possibility of a gybe or the boom hitting a crew member
. The more common method is to sheet it like a jib
, to the stern quarters thru blocks that are very strong. This eliminates the danger
of the boom doing damage in a gybe, but it wont set as well as the first option, and it adds the danger
of a block exploding and hurting a crew member
. Your boat having the second track rather than a loose luff trysail is in better shape than most of the boats in that photo. I dont think any sail other than a light air sail should have a loose luff. I personally dont like trysails, but if you have one, set it up a few times at the dock
so that if you ever do need it, you will know how. __Good Luck._____Grant.