Dragonfly Sail Guide – Code 0

now we have nice light winds and we are now 
playing with the code zero because it's a fantastic light wind sail that's why 
i call it the light wind turbo the code 0 you   can actually use also upwind and i'll 
show you later where to sheet it but also   upwind but you cannot point as high as with 
the genoas but you can point about let's say 55   degrees to the true wind sometimes in the light 
winds it pays off to use the code 0   upwind but basically it is designed to go from 60 
degrees and down to let's say down to 120 degrees   going upwind please please only light wind 
conditions because here we're talking about   only up to eight knots of true wind speed this 
is not much but the apparent wind is so powerful   in this big sail so maximum eight knots of true 
wind speed going upwind it's a different   story when you start to bear off down to let's 
say 80 90 degrees we are up to let's say   up to 18 knots true wind and 
when you are below 100 it's up to 20 knots   wind speed but it's a great sail 
i also have to remember   when you go upwind and you want to 
sort of tack with the code zero you cannot just   sort of tack like normally
you need an extra hand so you need to furl   up the code zero as you tack and furl it out 
again so it's more work going upwind   but as soon as you are going downwind it's 
fantastic i'll show you the sheeting points   again we're here on the 28th so when you're more 
downwind just the sheeting here this is also the   position for the spinnaker you can use it in the 
same position going more upwind you need to  get closer to the center hull so you have to 
move this snapshackle block to here when we   are racing or if you have a longer run on the same 
tack i always take the windward code 0 sheet the   other one here and put the block here and this way 
with the two winches i can play with the different   sheeting angles and it is very important 
that you have the right angle because   the better the sail sits the faster the boats are 
sailing that's as simple as that one more very   important thing is when you want to furl 
up the code 0 and the wind increases a bit   always and always go downwind never go up 
into the wind you kill the sail it's too hard to   furl and this furling system is not designed 
in strong winds to furl it upwind go downwind   like with spinnaker and then you furl it in the 
wind shade of the mainsail and this is i can only   say it it's very important and even when we are 
racing always we always bear off quickly to furl up the code 0 and this way when you use 
the sail this way it's great fun it really is one more important thing with the code 
zero again you can sheet it here and here but   before you fold in the hulls it's very important 
also to take this block away because we don't   have room between the wing and the center hull 
this goes for the 28 and the 40 model and also   the 25, on the 32 there is no problem i 
also forgot to mention that if you have   stronger winds where you don't use the code 
zero going upwind i can only recommend just   to lower it and pack on the deck like a big 
sausage because you have a lot of windage and   also not least when it's furled 
when you have it up and it's furled   always make sure to lock the furling 
line otherwise it will roll out again   and again this is also important you can lock it 
up on the forward cleat on the foredeck   just make it secure like a mooring line 
so these are basic things but important regarding the code 0 how to operate 
the sail or how to trim the sail   this is a nice laminated sail so as 
you see you can see the telltales so   this is basically like a big head 
sail so you just sheet it and helm the boat as if this was a normal genoa 
so you find your course and you pull in   the sheets so the telltales sit right or if you 
go upwind you sheet in tight and you just   steer on the telltales so just consider 
this as a normal headsail and not like a   gennaker or anything else this is 
just a flat big genoa just a very   nice strong material so i think we will furl it up peter so one last thing   i also recommend to furl let's say 
clockwise so you always furl it in the same direction as we have a fiber luff 
what do you call it a torsion line right   so the torsion line likes to be operated 
in the same way at all times so i can only say  personally I furl it clockwise and 
i recommend everybody else to do it so   okay peter you let the sheet go and again always 
do it downwind so it's easy behind the main sail and now i'll show you the last thing just put the line on the cleat 
here so the sail doesn't furl out   when not intended that can 
be quite dangerous this is the safe way   off we go for the code 0 here 
it is also quite essential to have enough luff tension so it's not enough just 
to pull it up by hand you have to pull   the luff tension quite hard because if it sags too 
much two things the sail sits not so nice but   it can also be difficult to furl the sail but 
focus is of course on the shape of the sail so   just set the luff of the code zero 
quite hard what you can pull with one hand   on the low gear on the winch 
with the code 0 halyard

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