Rig set-up Light wind 2 – 4 knots Jib halyard – block to block at the base of the mast.Shroud tensioners – enough to keep the jib luff tight.Cunningham – nothing, don’t worry about the lines in the sailKicker – enough to straighten the leach. Avoid backing the trailing edge. Winds 5 – 10 knots […]
Tacking Crew – Wait for the boat to start to tack, and as the power comes out of the sails, stand up on the rack using the handle, and unclip from the wire. Uncleat the jib and walk into the centre of the boat. Pick up the new sheet at the cleat, and turning as you […]
Six Bosses lined up for the first shoot out of the 2001 season at Queen Mary. The forecast had been for gusty conditions and the hopeful were not disappointed. The launch was not the easiest in the world and resulted in a dash to the chandlers for one crew to replace a broken tiller extension. […]
Over the last couple of years there have been a number of changes proposed to the existing design of The Boss. In 1999 the Class voted to accept the new jib configuration which certainly improved the performance of the boat in marginal planing conditions and in 2000 the Class voted to accept the new masthead […]
The BOSS certainly generated a huge amount of interest at the show. The boat was a 2 ½ year old hull which had been factory reconditioned and looked just like new. Congratulations to Graham Eeles and the rest of the team at Formula White. Many of the visitors to the stand were stunned that a […]
As a class and Association, we need to make an effort to promote the BOSS beyond the Multi-gala circuit, where, in effect we have a ‘closed shop’, where owners / sailors of the ISO and BUZZ, have exposure to the BOSS and are more likely to remain with a Topper range. The BOSS needs to […]
Chairmans Rantings Time flies when you’re having fun – what a load of rubbish, time has been flying past but I can’t really say I can remember having the equivalent amount of fun. The weather hasn’t been the greatest for sailing a BOSS unless you have suicidal or masochistic tendencies.The dinghy exhibition was a great […]
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