Originally Posted by jbinbi
Was hoping for tips from experienced multi sailors on how to tack with main alone.
well, i had a NACRA 5.5 uni, and then a custom 18-Square meter, both unirigs. Does that count?
Don't turn the wheel
hard over; make a big U-turn.
Sail thru the tack: as you come closer to head
to wind, trim in, and as you cross the wind, ease.
Think of it this way: the jib
controls the bows, and the main controls the sterns. Since you don't have the jib
running to push your bows, as it were, you have to ease the main to keep it from vaning the boat back head
Initially, head further off when on the new tack, and as you begin to sail, then come up to the new course.
I guess it's more like an S course in a way. Weight aft would help, you can kind of roll tack, but I don't think that works so much on a big cruising boat lol