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Kit Guide

Blog articles on recommendations and suggestions on purchasing and using the Rooster water sports kit.

The Rooster 8.1 Class - Tuning Guide

By Rooster Sailing 2nd October 2020

Tuning Guide By Steve Cockerill With the possibility of sailors well in excess of 90kg sailing the Rooster 8.1, we have built in a large amount of luff curve the sail to support the leach – even when the mast is bending sideways under the full hiking load of the sailor. This means that the rig has to be set up differently to the Laser® Standard Rig sail that perhaps you may be more used to. If you were to merely use the equivalent vang (kicker) tensions of Laser® Standard Rig sail you would immediately notice, on an off-wind leg,...

Harmonised Rope Colours - Dream or Reality?

Standardisation of rope colours has been a hobby horse of mine for a very long time. I'm pretty sure it...

By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020

Protecting Your Assets - a Buyer's Guide for Spar and Foil Bags

Breathable Bags Putting your spars and foils into a cosy bag feels like the right thing to do. But if...

By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020

Rooster® Duratex II™ - The Future of High Quality Neoprene Protection

Dinghy sailing can be super tough on your kit. Decks and cockpit floors that feature aggressive grip give the sailors...

By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020

How to "End for End" a Top Mast

Bent top masts in the Laser®, now ILCA, are not fast - you loose leach tension which in turn effects...

By Steve Cockerill 30th September 2020