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The Staysail Manual Book by James Lowell Grant
This book will teach you how to build a staysail. The staysails discussed here are special purpose sails used on modern sloops to increase performance in light and medium air while reaching or running. They are set flying on the foredeck between the main and a headsail (a jib or spinnaker). Examples of such sails include genoa staysails, 150% staysails, tallboys, spinnaker staysails and cheaters (among other names in use). The Staysail Manual will help you design just the sail you need for that one point where your boat is most sluggish.
This book is included in The Sailmaker’s Library.
Original Publication Date: 1970
The Staysail Manual Includes:
- Section I: Sail Design
- Section II: Sail Construction Procedures
- Section III: Using the Sail / Fault Detection and Correction