No Wind, No Racing at Laser Europeans:
Las Palmas, Spain (March 2, 2016) – Insufficient winds at the Laser European Championships prevent racing on the fourth day of the event. Three races will be attempted in all fleets tomorrow. Racing continues to March 4. Full report.
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The Pull on a Sheet:
by John Vigor, boating writer
The modern rope we use for sheets and halyards is a wonderful material, strong almost beyond belief, but it does have its limits, of course, and if your brain demands peace of mind while you’re sailing, maybe you should be quite sure all your running rigging is adequately sized.
You can make a pretty good estimate of the strain your jib imposes on its sheet. You simply square the wind speed in knots and multiply the answer by the sail area in square feet. Then you divide the answer by 232. This gives you the approximate pull on the sheet in pound…
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