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Capricorn F18 Owner's Manual v1.2

4.10. General settings

In the diagrams below, the adjustable parameters are given for a certain wind condition and
course, using it as guide lines will make you get control over the boat more quickly. However
applying those guide lines will not increase your knowledge of how end why, if you are not open to
trail and error and relying on your own judgement. If in doubt, look around, do what top sailors do
and ask why they do this. There is no magic, just experience and understanding the elements and
your boat.
Upwind
Crew
Hull attitude
Main traveller
Main sheet
Main tell tales
Main downhaul
Outhaul
Mast rotation
Jib sheet
Jib downhaul
Centre boards
Downwind
Crew
Hull attitude
Main traveler
Main sheet
Main tell tales
Main downhaul
Outhaul
Mast rotation
Jib sheet
Jib downhaul
Centre boards
Main traveller
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Light wind
1-5 knots
No trapeze
Nose down
Middle
Medium
Upper flow correctly
Just no horiz. wrinkles
100 mm from boom
Pointing to front of
dagger board
Light Traveler 100mm
from end.
Just no horiz. wrinkles
Down
Light wind
1-5 knots
No trapeze
Nose down
Out 300 -100
light
Flowing both sides
Just no horizontal.
wrinkles
100 mm from boom
Pointing to front of
dagger board
Light
Just no horiz. wrinkles
Down
Middle
Medium wind
6-15 knots
Both trapeze
Level
Middle
Hard
Flowing both sides
Light - Hard
20-30 mm from boom
Reduce as wind
increases
Adjust to control leech
twist
Firm
Down
Medium wind
6-15 knots
Crew only trapeze
Level
Middle
Medium - Hard
Flowing both sides
Light - Hard
20-30 mm from boom
Pointing to front of
dagger board
Adjust to control leech
twist
Firm
200 - 300mm up
Middle
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Strong wind
16-25 knots
Both trapeze
Nose up
Middle
Slightly less hard
Extremely hard
Minimum
Up to 20 knots 25°
Above 20 knots 15°
Hard
Tight
200 - 300mm up
Strong wind
15-25 knots
Crew only trapeze
Nose up
Middle
Hard
Top windward not
flowing
Extremely hard
Minimum
Pointing to front of
dagger board
Jib fully off but not
flapping
Tight
500mm up
Middle

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