by Sail Staff, Posted January 11, 2013Six experts weigh in on the best ways to improve a boat’s sails and sailhandling systems.
by Chip Lawson, Posted August 18, 2009Whether you’re cruising or racing, an adjustable backstay is a helpful device for changing sail shape and controlling forestay tension for improved upwind and downwind performance. By dialing in the right backstay tension you can increase boatspeed. Regardless of whether you have a masthead or fractional rig, using an adjustable backstay is essential to good sail shape. While