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Michael Dougan

One advantage of the boomed staysail is that it acts sort of like a spinaker pole in light winds, and helps keep the staysail poled out in position and with a good shape.

Also, I notice that when sailing dead down wind, the staysail boom gybes before the main boom, which allows me a few seconds to correct before a disaster occurs! I'm not sure you'd get the same warning without a boom on the staysail.

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