Do you ever do much with your jib cunningham??
Well, for a lot of us it’s all a bit of a fiddle and we leave it alone. But is it all that difficult?? First off, there is a requirement in the rules that you have at least 100mm between the tack and the deck. So you need a sense of where that measurement is.
You are looking to have just enough tension in the cunningham that the wrinkles in the luff just about disappear. Then take that string – loop it three times between the halyard and the tack, then up through the little clamcleat there. Just give it a good tug into the cleat – don’t put a security knot in it for fear of snagging a spinnaker sheet in it. Just leave the clean tail of the string.
The example in the photo was done by a god….
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