Rgvkiwi 12 Posted December 24, 2022 Share Posted December 24, 2022 I think I have wrapped my head around the backstay. Roughly speaking tighten for upwind, loosen for downwind. But what purpose do the side (aft each corner) backstays do? Presumably they act more for the headsail shape than the mainsail? - Overall Im trying to learn how to sail our boat more effectively. She always seems so overpowered, not so much through the tiller but in lean angle. Im told to sail Ross 830's as flat as possible. The sail shape is (to me) always quite full, I suspect this might be down to age. Normally I would increase the outhaul tension but this seems to be already max and still too full. 1 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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