What are you measuring in piloting or navigation when you “double the angle off the bow?”
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Congratulations to Ellen Goedelman, Vancouver, BC, Canada who correctly answer last week question on scandalizing a sailing rig. “When you are sailing a boat with a gaff-headed mainsail or mizzen, you reduce sail area by tightening the topping lift on the boom and lowering the peak at the top of the sail until that sail area is blanketed behind the lower portion of the sail. This is called scandalizing the rig. In the old days of working cat boats and sharpies, this was normal practice to slow the boat down while fishing or collecting pots.””