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Technique Tips

Gybing an RS400

By Rooster Ambassador (EU) 4th October 2021

Gybing an RS400 Gybing an RS400 can be trickier than some other dinghy classes due to its size, speed and the presence of wing-wangs (used to adjust the spinnaker pole angle). This quick post summarizes our current method of heavy weather gybing along with a little video to demonstrate it. 1) Get the boat flat first! The crew loosely cleats the windward jib sheet before the maneuver begins. 2) The helm then uncleats the windward wing-wang and pulls the tiller toward themselves gently. The crew simultaneously moves weight into the boat whilst uncleating the leeward jib sheet. 3) At this...

How to unzip your Rooster Digital downloads onto a Mac/OSX

Unzipping the Rooster Digital Downloaded zip file on a Macbook/OSX You should have a web page & email like the below...

By Mark Harper 14th April 2021

Sail Winter and Pandemic Sailing Fitness Tips by Rachel Goetting

Rachel Goetting SailWinter and Pandemic Sailing Fitness Tips and Balance Trainingorcise LLC. With winter just around the corner and the...

By Mark Harper 14th April 2021

Top Tips for Sailing Instructing

I have been teaching sailing for 9 years in total and I have really enjoyed my time I have spent...

By Abi Bentley 14th April 2021

Perfecting the RS400 Gybe - well nearly. (With an extra video)

Perfecting the RS400 Gybe in a 16 knots of Breeze. I plugged in my 'Speed Puck' get some numbers and help us focus on our training.....
By Steve Cockerill 14th April 2021