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Colin Parkstone

What you are not looking for when you pull the luff of a sail down is a fold of sail, just aft of the mast luff groove from the head too the tack !

This is when the wind is light too medium.

When the wind is high, that fold will be blown aft in the sail and the mast will be bent more so will take out the extra fullness and flatten the sail.

One tip to look for when trying to work out if the halyard,luff is too tight is to sail down wind with the boom out and kicker eased.

If there is this line of folded sail behind the luff groove between the head and tack, then the halyard is too tight and should be eased till gone.

That will be just right for the luff upwind as well and can be adjusted with the cunningham when needs be.