Can someone explain why the spinnaker patch goes on the leeward side of the spinnaker please?
to stop you running the kite over on its way down
Has anyone tried it the other way round to see what happens? The sail would be going up inside out and would have to blow right way out to fill I suppose.
If you had the rope attached to the inside of the spinnaker, when you drop it all material below the patch would drop into the water, resulting in a "haddock Drop" and running over the spinnaker as stated before.
I'm sure this was a lesson learned quickly in the 70's!!
Makes a lot of sense when you stop to think about it...