New Rules 2021 - Part 2!

We briefly shared some links to resources explaining the changes to the rules for 2021 HERE - now here's another excellent resource from rules guru Dave Perry:

BONUS CONTENT! In case you've ever been confused about luffing rights and proper course downwind, here's a quick video refresher also from Dave Perry:
Rule 17 with Dave Perry

Building and Installing a new Mast Whip

Mast whips are almost always required for Martin 242’s that have full-length upper battens, as the mast whip helps extend the backstay line further aft than normal, and in that manner the roach of the mainsail is less likely to catch when tacking or gybing. Here's some info on upgrading your mast whip:

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Wayback Machine

A few months ago we got a cool note from local writer/editor Simon Hill. He had dug up an old Sailing World Article from October 1989 written by Don Martin and Michael Clements. Check out the link for the full text...just don't take all these tips to the bank as there's likely a good many that are out of date! It is pretty neat to see what was going on over 30 years ago though.

Independently, current Sailing World editor Dave Reed found a copy of the original artwork from this article, and kindly sent us the print. It's now framed and proudly displayed on the wall of the Kitsilano Yacht Club, with this article printed & taped to the back. Check it out next time you're at KYC!