Hi everyone, been reading this forum for 6 months and have learned a lot and decided that my lovely wife and I are heading to the Abacos for a week of sailing lessons
in March. We will be on a 42' cat with the Instructor and his wife with 1 other couple and looking forward to the adventure. We have been studying the class books
for 4 months and I have a couple questions on sail trim.
I'm not sure when or how the Cunningham/Downhaul and Outhaul
are used under what circumstances. I believe the Cunningham can add additional tension to the Luff, heading to wind
. The Outhaul
I'm not sure where or how it's used in conjunction with a topping lift
. Are the adjustments minor? Could someone give me a few pointers?
I sure hope the written part is multiple choice!