RUN FOR THE HORIZON
Sailing downwind can be nerve racking. The sails are right out and you might have extra canvas up. Gybing, rolling and handling large sails can all be a worry, but they needn’t be. A few tweaks and knowing how to trim your sails for the conditions can give you the confidence to get the most from your boat on a run. It’s advice that the Golden Globe skippers will be using for the next 30,000 miles. In the photo above, Norwegian skipper Are Wiig gets in some practice under cruising chute in his OE32 Olleanna off Les Sables d’olonne. See more on page 62.