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Tuning Guide

Blog articles related to boat speed and tuning.

And Yet More Topper Tips!

By Frances Fox 2nd October 2020

Hello! Following on from my last top ten tips from my time in the Topper National Squad, these are the next ten! Tip no.11: Topper introduced a new style sail with a webbing strap to stop the sail slipping down the top of the mast as the halyard loop stretches. However, these straps have a tendency to break – which is far worse. So I stuck to the more reliable halyard loop. The only new sails now available are those with the webbing strap but you can still use these with a halyard loop by just pushing the webbing out...

Top 10 Topper Tips

Hello! As you may have gathered from the title, I'm going to share with you the many boat-prep tips and...

By Frances Fox 2nd October 2020

Graduate Tuning - Strong Winds (with some good technique tips for all 2 sail classes)

Some great images and videos here for anyone planning to race hard in strong winds in a Graduate.  - Over...

By Steve Cockerill 30th September 2020

Laser - How to make an Ultimate Traveller for the Laser

Rooster's latest high-performance traveller for the laser/ILCA is again a breakthrough in rope technology....
By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020

Laser Clew Straps - the good, the bad and the ugly!

Whilst at the Laser Masters Europeans I was surprised to see Jean Luc Michon not using a clew strap. Jean...

By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020