@Robin 9255 wrote:
Go to http://www.wayfarer-canada.org and download the Wayfarer Racing/Rigging pdf at the bottom of the home page. It has a whole section – including photos/diagrams – of bridle set-up. Lots of other useful info too!
For what it’s worth, that PDF was more or less a compendium created by Jan Katgerman, of what I had in 2001 in my WIT (Wayfarer Institute of Technology) on my WIC web site at http://www.wayfarer-international.org/. As can be seen in the WIT index at http://www.wayfarer-international.org/WIT/WITindex2.html a lot of material has since been added with contributions from around the Wayfarer world. Also, a lot of the original material has been updated. My best coverage, I believe, of the bridle is now tucked away about 3/4 of the way through what I consider to be one of the most useful articles I have yet done: “Upwind sail tuning made simple (if not necessarily easy)” Although I have put it into my index under “Racing-related Skills” at http://www.wayfarer-international.org/WIT/race.related/SailShape.Trim.Care.Tuning/Als.Upwind.Tuning.Basics/upwind.sail.tuning.html I am coming to realize that much of what it covers will be very useful to cruising sailors as well, dealing as the article does, with sailing upwind (and off the wind, briefly) in an efficient manner. This article became lengthy only because I spent so much time explaining why things are really this simple – and of course, I added the best pictures I could find, by the end of which time my PDF version of the article (http://www.wayfarer-international.org/WIT/race.related/SailShape.Trim.Care.Tuning/Als.Upwind.Tuning.Basics/upwind.sail.tuning.pdf) ran to 15 pages. But I do recommend it to both racers and cruisers alike, and will be happy to answer questions it may leave and/or make corrections anyone can convince me are necessary.
Best regards, Uncle Al (W3854)