OK...at the beginning of this thread there was talk about getting the telltales to flow in unison. It really doesn't have much to do with the mast rotation.
Actually, telltales weren't main issue. Sail shape was. If you are watching the telltales, stressing over them flying in unison, and suddenly the mast over-rotates, you can forget telltales at that moment.
Although I am listening to your point about the leech.
For me, in the priority of things, over-rotation suddenly making a flatter sail slows things down more -- at some moments.
When I corrected the over-rotation, the telltales still flowed wrong; but the sail did look great and boat leveled out and the lift got much nicer.
he said on the old boat of his, he could out point and speed the new boats
Not out to whoop that competition. Just trying to keep my Bernoulli. Some people like to fly a hull best. I like those moments when the wind lifts the boat along the water.
Why don't you guys have like a pirate's regatta or something? Instead of arguing about the legal or non-legal rigging, everyone could rig the way they want AND arm themselves! During the race, you could shoot down or off rigging of other boats. Slash sails with swords, etc, etc. Sinkers are losers. heh heh