Are you looking for more power, are you at full power or are you overpowered?
Check in with the wind conditions and make changes to your sail trim for an invigorating sail or a relaxing cruise.
⛵️ Are you looking for power? For very light winds (0-5 knots), sail with an open 'twisted leech' and for light winds (5-8 knots) tighten the sail gradually as the wind increases.
⛵️ Are you at full power? Depending on your bodyweight you may reach full power from 8 - 12 knots. This is wind the sail is designed for, so pull in the sail and go!
⛵️ Are you overpowered? When you can’t keep the boat flat by using your bodyweight then start easing the mainsheet in the gusts, using sail controls like vang and cunningham(downhaul) to help flatten the sail.
Tip: Stick a ribbon to the end of the top batten in the sail and aim to keep the ribbon flying 80% of the time. Stick some telltales (bits of ribbon or wool) one third of the way along both sides of the sail to help you trim the sail.
For smooth sailing or an adrenaline-filled ride, check out the TIWAL Inflatable Sailing Dinghy.
Check www.tiwal.nz to get your TIWAL delivered to your door in Australia or NZ.
To get your TIWAL Inflatable Sailing Dinghy delivered to your door in Australia or New Zealand go to www.tiwal.nz
The fast, fun, stable TIWAL packs down into two bags and gets you on the water in 20 minutes for hassle free sailing.
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Let’s connect: Melinda Henshaw
TIWAL New Zealand
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I am a New Zealand sailor who learned to sail in the beautiful Malborough Sounds and then went onto represent NZ at the 2000 Olympics.
TIWAL NZ and AUSTRALIA
Henshaw Yachting Ltd
Ph: +64 21 611 623
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