Calling all rigging nerds! Remember our friends at Oakcliff Sailing Center in Oyster Bay, New York? They have a fleet of Swedish Match 40s and host a dozen match race regattas every year. In this video, they walk us through how to rig a Swedish Match 40. If you mostly sail dinghies, there’s plenty to learn about how boats like this are set up.

 

Hungry for more Oakcliff content? Check out the Harken Blockheads series made at Oakcliff Sailing Center:

  1. Oakcliff: A Blockheads Documentary
  2. Advice for making a living in sailing
  3. Two Oakcliff Pathways
  4. Meet the Fleet

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