Genoa trimming procedure

Like the mainsail trimmer, the person who tends the genoa needs a methodical approachto cover all variables and maintain fast shapes. Here is a trimming procedure that you canuse when you set up your genoa.

The six basic steps are:

» Determine overall power by selecting the correct genoa 
» Determine the efficiency of the genoa with the lead angle 
» Set depth and twist with sheet 
» Set depth and twist with the fore-and-aft lead position
» Set depth and twist with backstay 
» Set draft position with halyard 

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