49er Tuning Tips

49er Tuning Tips

The 49er Class has an excellent guide to setting up and tuning a 49er rig. See 49er Class Rig Tuning Guide

For starters:

Over time experienced sailors will develop and fine tune the fastest settings for the carbon rig. The following provides a good guide to help you get going.

Rig tuning guide for different airs.

  Light  Medium Heavy
FORESTAY 25 28 30
LOWERS- D1 20 20 20
SHROUDS- V1/D2 28 32 36
UPPERS- V2/D3 20 20 18


Tips from 49er sailors:

49er Guide to tacking

49er Guide to gybing

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