Sailing a Cape Cod Mercury with no Jib and No Rudder
Photo by Tami Kellogg
This is a web site on sailing a Cape Cod Mercury with no rudder and no jib. Learning to sail without a rudder teaches how to handle a small boat with minimum rudder inputs, a technique of great importance in small boat racing. Sailing rudderless is best learned in light wind conditions.

Description and function of weight and boom angle controls
getting under sail
sailing upwind
sailing downwind
High Wind Technique
sailing backwards
sailing with passengers
single handed spinnaker flying


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