Rigging my Albacore

In October 2002 I bought my first alb and immediately decided to re-rig it. I had been crewing albacores for about 3 years and helmed a few events. I have sailed a number of different boats all with different rigging arrangements. trying out a lot of boats has helped be determine what i like and dislike in rigging systems. These notes detail the systems i have used and to some extent the thought processes I went through while developing the systems.


  1. Which Controls
  2. Where to site controls
  3. Design of Systems
  4. Economisation
  5. Construction
  6. Problems
  7. Modifications
  8. Conclusions
  9. Recent changes

Some photos are missing. I hope to upload these when the snowboard season finishes.

The finished boat

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