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Tuning Guide

Laser - My Mast Rake.

By Steve Cockerill 14th April 2021

So Lasers are one design? Well almost. There are build tolerances that make small differences to your speed from mast rake, spar stiffness and weight. Also having sailed a Europe dinghy very seriously, I also know the effect of mast rake on performance. In light winds, Europe sailors used to rake aft so that the sail kissed the aft deck with just the right amount of leach tension. Then they moved the mast forward for maximum leach tension as the wind increased. Then - well then if you had a bendy mast - further forward still to hold the leach...

2000 Tuning Guide

2000 - an easy boat to sail, a hard boat to sail fast! This blog aims to pass on the...

By Steve Cockerill 14th April 2021

Streaker Tuning Guide

After Winning the Streaker National Championships 5 times, 4 of which with a Rooster OD Streaker Sail,  I am often...

By Steve Cockerill 14th April 2021

RS400 Tuning Guide

Reflections of the 1st Season in the RS400 So our first season of the RS400 is almost over. We had...

By Steve Cockerill 14th April 2021

Graduate Tuning - Strong Winds (with some good technique tips for all 2 sail classes)

Some great images and videos here for anyone planning to race hard in strong winds in a Graduate.  - Over...

By Steve Cockerill 14th April 2021