According to Steerer
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Helms are far forward to put the steerer
amid the action and nearer the pointy end for aggressive race starts while behind is acres of space for the mainsheet trimmer.
It was very hard for the steerer
. We had our chances in that final race and we missed out.
The backstay uses pulley adjustment and the overall deck looks very clean with conventional inboard jib tracks and a wide main track just ahead of the steerer
--so ideal for short-handed sailing.
Power controls for the 39 horsepower Volvo saildrive are conventionally placed at ankle height to starboard, while underfoot, lifting chocks support the steerer
Aesthetics are a personal choice but for my money the Judel/Vrolijk lines are pleasing as they flow, rather than jar as some other angular designs do, with a wide rounded hull and fine bow that should promote windward sailing while the low profile saloon allows good visibility for the steerer
and adds to the flowing overall shape.
But replicating the human steerer
's anticipation of bearing away as the yacht moves up the swells then hardening up as the it plunges down the other side is just one of the challenges for leading race electronics manufacturers such as B&G and the French NKE brand.
Then of course there's all the varying polar information including sail wardrobe analysis and best course (and steerer
Here, the racing steerer
is well catered for with large diameter Carbonautica GRP wheels.
On deck the sheltered cockpit has a full set of six Harken winches and twin wheels while the mainsheet is right at hand for the steerer
. Twin (adjustable) backstays further add to the clean transom.
If it's your first time on the boat, before leaving the dock set up a good grassroots relationship with the steerer
, other trimmers, navigator and tactician.