Sailing well is a skill learned through practice, experience, and gaining knowledge from others. Boat performance is a combination of skill, hardware and design. Below are articles that may assist you in understanding how Sage 17 was designed (performance) and how to improve any sailboat's performance though hardware choices and skill.
SMALL TALK by Jerry Montgomery: linked are Jerry's writings describing the design considerations for Sage 17 and his thoughts on sailing small boats.. Thanks to Small Craft Advisor (SCA) for allowing Sage Marine to share these articles.
The SCA articles are in PDF format. A PDF reader is required to read these documents.
- Deck Design (SCA #65, Sept./Oct. '10)
- Rig Type for the New 16 (SCA #61, Jan./Feb. '10)
- Design Priorities for the New 16 (SCA #60, Nov./Dec. '09)
- Interior Design (SCA #59, Sept./Oct. '09)
- Survey Says (SCA #58, Jul./Aug. '09)
FOR MORE OF JERRY'S WRITINGS CLICK HERE
SAIL SENSE by Elliott / Pattison Sailmakers: linked are articles from E/P Sail's newsletter that cover the design, care and use of our sailboat's primary 'engine' - the sails. Thanks to Elliott / Pattison Sailmakers for allowing Sage Marine to share these excerpts.
- Spinnaker Trim (Jan. 2011)
- Full Batten Cruising Mains (Jan. 2011)
- Steps to Sail Upwind Like a Pro (Oct. 2010)
- Care of Roller Furling Headsails (Oct. 2010)
- Rigging and Gybing With an Asymmetric (Sep. 2010)
FOR MORE SAIL SENSE ARTICLES CLICK HERE