Tuning – Rig Control

 

WINDSPEED OUTHAUL CUNNINGHAM BACKSTAY
0-8 Knots In 40-50mm from MAX No Tension Very Soft 
8-14 Knots In 20-30mm from MAX Remove most wrinkles  Firm
14-20 Knots MAX OUT Remove all wrinkles  MAX Backstay
20 Knots and over MAX OUT Very Tight MAX Backstay

 

Backstay tension plays a major role in Sail control and forestay tension, so it is important that this control can be adjusted with ease.

Remember to ease the backstay so the mast is straight when sailing down wind, and to ease the cunningham to power up the mainsail.