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Tuning Guide

Blog articles related to boat speed and tuning.

Gybing an RS400 - Update

By Steve Cockerill 30th September 2020

Gybing an RS400 Gybing an RS400 can be trickier than some other dinghy classes due to its size, speed and the presence of wing-wangs (used to adjust the spinnaker pole angle). This quick post summarizes our current method of heavy weather gybing along with a little video to demonstrate it. 1) Get the boat flat first! The crew loosely cleats the windward jib sheet before the maneuver begins. 2) The helm then uncleats the windward wing-wang and pulls the tiller toward themselves gently. The crew simultaneously moves weight into the boat whilst uncleating the leeward jib sheet. 3) At this...

Aero Upgrade By Mark Riddington.

I have owned an Aero for 5 years, and in March 2021 decided to take advantage of the Boat Show...

By Rooster Ambassador 3rd August 2021

Pro-Lace Boots Unboxed Close-Up

  The Pro Laced Boots (made from 4mm lined neoprene) have been developed to give the wearer ultimate support for...

By Emma Ralph 4th June 2021

RS Aero Over Deck Control Lines - Full Video

    POST VIDEO NOTE:Please use a separate piece of line to attach the two blocks to the traveller eye....

By Steve Cockerill 19th March 2021

2000 Tuning Guide

2000 - an easy boat to sail, a hard boat to sail fast! This blog aims to pass on the...

By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020