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The Top 5 Reasons Top-Down Spinnaker Furlers Are Awesome For Asymmetrical Spinnakers

Top-down furling has a ton advantages over standard hoisting of asymmetrical spinnakers for shorthanded sailing and cruising. Top-down furling systems were originally designed for hard-core ocean racers, but they can make ripping downwind even more accessible for cruising crews and … Continue reading

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8 Keys to Successful Jib Trim for the J/70

By Allan Terhune, Jr. & Nick Turney Quantum One Design A lot of conversations we have with J/70 owners boil down to two things: more speed and easier set-up. With that in mind, we collaborated on some keys to successful … Continue reading

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Strong Winds and a Ripping Ebb Tide Make for Sporty Conditions for the First OYRA Race of the Season

Average wind speeds into the mid 20s and short, steep chop made for difficult driving conditions for Saturday’s full-crew Lightship race in San Francisco. There was no shortage of wind for the first full-crew OYRA race of the season to … Continue reading

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