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REEFING THE MAINSAIL ON YOUR CRUISING SAILBOAT – A QUICK TUTORIAL

REEFING THE MAINSAIL ON YOUR CRUISING SAILBOAT – A QUICK TUTORIAL

Every sailor at one time or another will need to reef the mainsail. Done right, and assuming your boat is well rigged for reefing, the exercise will result in a more balanced boat in windier conditions.

There are several reefing designs like slab reefing (using a Jiffy Reef type system) and on the more modern boats crewed yacht charters many are coming with in-mast or in-boom mainsails. To reef these types of systems it is simply a matter of cranking in the mainsail inside the mast or boom until the desired amount is left. These are easy and efficient but typically the sail shape is not as good particularly in in-mast systems since batons are not an option.

The majority of cruisers though have the traditional and time tested slab reefing. Below are a few simple points in helping you with a successful reef of your mainsail.

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COMMENT TRAITEZ-VOUS UNE PAUPIÈRE TOMBANTE?

COMMENT TRAITEZ-VOUS UNE PAUPIÈRE TOMBANTE?

La paupière tombante ou ptosis est quand la paupière supérieure retombe vers le bas. Les médecins peuvent traiter une paupière tombante avec une intervention chirurgicale, bien que cela puisse dépendre de la cause. Les raisons pour lesquelles une paupière peut s’affaisser incluent la génétique ou des lésions oculaires, et cette condition est plus probable avec l’âge.

Le traitement peut ne pas être nécessaire dans les cas où il n’ya pas d’impact sur la vision. Cependant, une paupière tombante peut couvrir la pupille et réduire la vision dans certains cas.

La ptose peut être présente à la naissance, mais les gens peuvent également l’acquérir plus tard dans la vie en raison de:

  • blessure ou étirement des muscles des paupières ou des ligaments
  • lésion du nerf contrôlant les paupières
  • vieillissement
  • une complication de la chirurgie oculaire
  • une complication des injections de Botox

La ptose n’entraîne aucun problème de santé, dans la plupart … Read More

HEADING ON A BALI TOUR? HERE’S WHAT TO REMEMBER

HEADING ON A BALI TOUR? HERE’S WHAT TO REMEMBER

Bali, one of the famous tourist destinations in Indonesia is visited by thousands of people around the world, every year. The scenic tourist getaway, Bali is known for its natural beauty, gorgeous resorts and yoga retreats. From scenic beaches to shopping hubs to exotic nightlife, there is a lot to explore in Bali. However, before you plan to book your Bali tour package, there are some important points that you need to take note of to stay safe and enjoy a memorable vacation. So, in this blog, we list some important points that you need to know before you take a Bali tour.

Details about Visa, Climate and Special Days

Approximately 169 countries from around the world can get free Bali visa for approximately 30 days. However, visa on arrival applies to the other countries is available for $35. Visa on arrival is, however, extendable only once. The wet … Read More

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR CANADA TRIP

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR CANADA TRIP

Do you have the urge to travel without any destination in mind? There’s a country that’ll genuinely inspire you. It’s located in the northern part of North America. From high mountains and amazing glaciers to marvelous lakes and exotic forests, Canada won’t disappoint you. And above all, clean, safe, and friendly cosmopolitan cities are delightful for various reasons. The vastness of the country’s natural beauty is almost matchless around the world.

Here’s a practical guide for you before you travel to Canada:

Having Knowledge is Useful

Know the demographics of the country to understand everything around you when you get to the area, and deal with the people effectively. The country has a welcoming atmosphere. It’s the world’s most educated population because more than half of the residents have college degrees, and multicultural communities are present.

Be Familiar with the Geography

  • Canada is the largest coastline in the world.
  • In
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