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Rod Lawson

Hi Don & Margaret, I have always found my Westsail to be pretty steady whilst on anchor and from what I have read it is usually light fin keels which need a riding sail as they tend to swing around much more than our full keels. I've seen a couple of ketches and yawls use the mizen to fly a small sail and as for sloops I have seen a specific sail (or piece of sail cloth) which is flown from the back stay. The idea being that to steady the boat the sail needs to be as far aft as possible. I'm sure you will find this type of sail on the internet if you do a goole search for "riding sail". Hope this assists.

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