Hoping for advice on the secrets of getting my NC 33 to come about in lighter breezes. Seems my occasional success to date to is to: 1 fall off from close hauled to a close reach and try and build up more momentum for the tack, 2 backwind the jib, then ease the main and mizzen and wait patiently for the old girl to make her way through the wind.
Should I even be using the main when sailing upwind? should I be using the Mizzen? I have a self tacking staysail – maybe it would come in handy?
Notice so little reaction.After 7 years trying I realised it is not to be done successfully.If…if you get the lovely old girl through the wind,your next problem is stopping the turning momentum and keeping up to the new tack.Not the designs best attribute
That’s why it has a large engine and propeller!