Trim Your Jib Like a Pro
Trimming Furled Jibs: Most modern cruising boats employ a roller-furling headsail, but it’s important to remember to adjust the sheet lead whenever the sail is furled or unfurled. Gary Jobson (left) demonstrates the proper technique aboard a Sabre 34. With the lead too far forward (left), the top of the sail falls off to leeward and is an inefficient foil. In this case, sliding the jib car slightly aft (right) promotes perfect trim.