Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and I am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's Battery marina in the Barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has an associated YouTube channel so visit www.youTube.com/c/plymouthwelshboy to find our most recent cruises together.







Friday, 30 March 2018

standing lug rig (with sprit boom) Part 1

An article about Arwen can be found at http://duckworksmagazine.com/2018/03/30/setting-up-and-getting-the-best-out-of-a-sprit-boomed-standing-lug-sail/

http://duckworksmagazine.com/2018/03/30/setting-up-and-getting-the-best-out-of-a-sprit-boomed-standing-lug-sail/

I posted the blog content relating to the article earlier this month so you can scroll down the menu on the right to find it.

I expect part 2 will be published within the next fortnight.

As I said in the article, I'm no expert on anything to do with sailing , least of all sail rigs, sail setting and sail trimming. So the articles are based on my limited experiences thus far. As always constructive comment always welcomed below. 

2 comments:

photocurio said...

Steve, you did build your boat, so you get a lot of credit. That's more than most sailers achieve. Anyway, I am happy to hear you are working on the sail trim.

steve said...

Hello photocurio. Happy Easter Monday to you. I am working on sail trim. About time too really. I am, as we say in the education profession, a late starter or a slightly slower paced learner. In both cases my experience is that such learners always catch up their peers at some stage; and frequently they have insights and contributions that offer much for discussion and reflection. I have a long way to go to become skilled nd knowledgeable sailor but I am slowly getting there. It is the journey, not the destination.......and all that.

Wait until you read the second article.........heehee!! Good to hear from you and hope you are well.