THE IMPORTANCE OF MARKS FOR REPLICATING SETTINGS

There are a range of controls on most boats that allow you to control sail shape which controls the power generated. Particularly in a boat like a 5O5, which has a lot of controls which we need to adjust regularly as conditions change, it is very important to know where in its range each control is set. This means putting marks on the boat and control lines.

The pictures show typical calibration marks. The video describes how International Yachtsman, America’s cup tactician and multiple Australian 5O5 Champion, Robin Deussen uses colour as an easy to reproduce calibration system.