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1. Trimming the backstay…. a) tightens the leech of the main b) moves the draft of the jib aft c) makes you point higher d) flattens the main Answer: D The backstay tightens the rig and depowers both the main and the jib. a) The tip of the mast is pulled aft...

Flat Water and Fair Weather by Francis K George LONG ISLAND SOUND & ATLANTIC OCEAN - July 3, 2017 Two of Oakcliff Farr 40's, Black & Blue, were delivered to Newport as a pit stop on the way to Marblehead for the start of the race to Halifax....

Beep, beep, beep! "Already?" My hand groped blindly for my alarm. I let out a tired sigh. It was 1:30am, two days before the start of the Annapolis to Newport Race. In order to catch the tide to launch Oakcliff's Weegie, we had to hit...