Problem : We were recently out in some strong winds averaging between 25-30 knts with gusts recorded upto 38 knts, (not thru' choice I might add, but it kicked in while we were out ).......handicap racing round what we call an inverted P course, ( why they don't call it a figure 9, I don't know ,but thats for another day !).................. while reaching to the second wing mark we had several attempts to dive down the mine due mainly to the fact that with the furling jib system, the jib is restricted from being let to fly loose to release some pressure. We found our selves having to tack high and then get the kite up, which obviously lost us lots of distance on others.
Doe's anyone know of a way to alter the jib sheeting system to enable it to be let free to fly loose, whilst retaining the furling system ? I guess it is a case of adding an extra pulley or two, has anyone else had this problem and can anyone help please,