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R36 Sails

yankees and talboys
Posted: 23 Aug 2015 - By: Tim Mitchell

Even though I have owned my R36, Delphin, for 3 years I am still discovery sails that I never knew I had in the bottom of the f'cs'l lockers! On a recent trip to the Isle of Man we encoutoured unforecast 42knt gusts and managed to rip the furling genoa. So I was forced to change sailplan from full genoa to cutter rig with Yankee and staysail. It's the first time I've tried this out and have to say it was a delight. Sails much easier to handle short handed, less strain on the rig and we could point higher. I would be really interested to hear views from other R owners on pros and cons of different sail plans and/or recommendations of good publications that discusses this subject. Anyhow, at the bottom of the sail locker we also found a sail in a bag labelled TALBOY. This is a long, thin, medium weight sail made up of multicoloured panels. Can anyone enlighten me on what this sail of meant to do, and how to rig it? Thanks



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