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Post: "Running Backstays For The Staysail?"

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Aaron Norlund

Carl,

In short, just use one running backstay at a time.

Use that tack's backstay - so if you're on starboard tack (AKA, boom off to port), use your starboard running backstay. ALWAYS prevent the main when going with the wind with your running backstay up.

The only exception I can think where you'd use both backstays is if you have a storm jib hoisted on your stays'l stay in gale force or above winds, with no trys'l/main up. I'd want both running backs opposing the lone storm jib on the stay'sl stay.

Fair leads!
Aaron N.

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