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For downwind sailing, this promotional lightweight spinnaker was part of our view from the cockpit. THere were three spinnakers of different weights - essentially, the stronger he wind, the heavier the spinnaker.

What happens when a squall blows in suddenly and you are caught out? Don't ask! It's a struggle, a real fight to get the chute down without it being wrapped round the forestay or tearing it.

What happens if it gets torn? The crew spend a lot of time sewing..............

What a beauty! Now find out about the  crew   who will sail her.

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Pictures courtesy of IOM Global Challenge
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