Asymmetrical Sailing, Alajuela 38

Recently, Doug, one of GIBY’s riggers, and Steve Rowe, GIBY co-owner as well as service manager for the s/v NARNIA, test sailed a new asymmetrical cruising chute with the boat owners. An asymmetrical is useful on cruising yachts – like this Alajuela 38 – because ease of handling is so important with a crew of two!

With this design, the sail is flown from NARNIA’s sprit. The sail handling is more manageable than a spinnaker, in large part, because it does not require use of a spin pole.

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