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25 May 2017Single handed Feva sailing

Please note!

Single handing Feva dinghies.

The strong gusty winds  experienced during the last few Sunday sailing sessions

indicate the problems trying to single hand a Feva with both main and jib sails up. 

Strong gusts resulted in many capsizes, which were hard to recover from 

due to the cleated jib catching the wind during attempts to righten the boat.

The fully rigged Feva is designed as a 2 handed boat 

but it is designed to be sailed with just the mainsail when single handed.

I recommend  that in future, single handed sailors using the club's Fevas 

should rig with just the mainsail, unless the weather is particularly calm. 

Bob the Bosun.

 

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