How to... reef afloat
How to... reef afloat
Want to know how to reef afloat? Watch this video to find out
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Sometimes when you go out sailing, the wind can pick up and become stronger, and you need to reef afloat. Reefing reduces your sail size and helps you to control your speed better. Pick up some tips on how to reef afloat from our handy video below…

The key points to remember about reefing afloat are:

  1. Prepare your boat first
  2. Start up wind – think about leeway
  3. Talk to each other – don’t struggle
  4. Hoist and sail away

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