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Traditionally, all sailboat mainsails were reefed by simply pulling down the reefing lines through cringles in the luff and leech of the mainsail, then securing the reefing pennants—often permanently attached to the mainsail—to the boom to tidy the sail u Sailing Terms, Sailing Lessons, Sailing Gear, Sailing Ships, Yacht Design, Boat Design, Sailboat Interior, Boating Tips, E Motor

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Traditionally, all sailboat mainsails were reefed by simply pulling down the reefing lines through cringles in the luff and leech of the mainsail, then securing the reefing pennants—often permanently attached to the mainsail—to the boom to tidy the sail up.

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BoatUS Expert Advice

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Is Jiffy Reefing the simplest way to reef your boat's mainsail?

Nothing beats the jiffy reefing system for simplicity and reliability. It may have lost some of its popularity due to expensive in mast and in boom reefing systems, but it still works!

Our sailing voyage from Bermuda to Charleston, South Carolina took ten days rather than the expected five. With the weather against us we experienced 16 squalls in four days. Sailing in rough seas isn’t fun. Read the article and watch the video! Sailing Terms, Ocean Sailing, Sailing Catamaran, Sailing Ships, Sailing Basics, Sailing Classes, Sailboat Living, Living On A Boat, Liveaboard Sailboat

Sailing in Rough Seas – Article & Video

Our sailing voyage from Bermuda to Charleston, South Carolina took ten days rather than the expected five. With the weather against us, we experienced 16 squalls in four days. Sailing in rough seas isn’t fun. Perhaps it's worth watching our video just so you can find out just how bad the Atlantic Ocean can get. It’s uncomfortable, scary and induces seasickness in most people! For most of our journey, we had high winds making it difficult to sail with full sails. Our mainsail had two reefs in…