Graham Wilson has provided a very short video of his sail flattener on his Fireball.
I have been checking out my mates setup on his Phantom
He suggests that a foot against the boom is useful when tensioning.
I am trying to work if I need a pin in the gooseneck to stop the boom popping off when pulling in- I assume the kicker needs to be eased.
Anyone already done it?
I am reassured by the Agm. Now I have " escaped " from work my Zoom understanding is limited - but gold star to the Assoc for letting us non Nationals sailors attend. My understanding is that all new rigging is on the boom. Now the rule has been passed, I look forward to the explanatory piece in the ( superb) magazine
I have totally misunderstood what this is about. Its not a sail reducer to replace the B rig- its giving the ok to allow some serious racers even more rake. Surely every step towards more rake divides circuit racers and club sailors even more?
PS, I realise there is an email from the Solo Class to us all on 26/6/22 notifying about this, but I only got the message that the RYA doesn’t object to a leech flattener and not what is envisaged.
Hi, if this is to be discussed at the Nationals AGM, could someone please attach the proposal/ current thoughts to this thread?
Surely this is different to the intention of the Solo flattener?
This setup is clearly a well thought out tool to allow adjustment whilst sailing ,costing a significant amount and giving racers with it fitted an advantage. I understood the Solo suggestion was a low cost pre sailing adjustment to get more people on the water in big winds
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