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Geof
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You have correctly observed that the leech of the main can be significantly affected by the bridle.

In a force 4-5 the kicker should be doing the work to control the leech with the bridle short and not really influencing things.
In lighter wind then having the boom on the centreline is good for pointing and provided the jib is set to complement this then is very fast. Adjusting the bridle so that the leech of the main is just tight enough when the boom is on the centreline is well woth while.