SHAKING OUT A REEF
|| 1. Work on the weather (high) side.
2. Remove ties.
3. Ease kicker and sheet.
4. Tension topping lift.
|| 5. Ease all pennants.
6. Ease halyard.
7. Unhook reef cringle.
|| 8. Tension luff with halyard.
9. Ease topping lift.
10. Tension kicker and adjust sheet if needed.
HANDING THK MAINSAIL(Lowering)
| 1. Ease the main sheet.
2. Ease kicker.
3. Tension topping lift.
4. Ease halyard.
|| 5. Pull luff down.
6. Pull sail aft.
7. When the sail is down tighten the main sheet to steady the boom.
8. Try to Hake the sail down or.
| 8.....form a sort of pocket in the sail and push the folds of the sail into it. The top of the pocket can be folded over the sail to act as a cover and let any rain run off.
|| In heavy weather and short handed add a safety tuck to the main sheet (as shown) and haul the sail aft tying it down as you work your way forward.
CLOVE HITCH | LINES UNDER LOAD | COMING ALONGSIDE | MAKING FAST ALONGSIDE | MOORING BUOYS | ANCHORING | POINTS OF SAIL AND SAILING TERMS | BENDING ON SAILS | HOISTING | HOISTING THE MAINSAIL |