Tensions ok according to rigger, but Ok for what wind strength? Big difference to being Ok for 20 knots and Ok for 10.
Originally Posted by jason -and the arguenauts
Assuming you've got the absolute basics (clean hull, folding prop, mast straight and in the centre of the boat, even rig tension, sails that have the right shape) then forestay sag and jib halyard tension are number 1 culprits if you're talking setup. Jib sheet trim and car position are the leading contenders if it's a trim issue, closely followed by mainsail leach tension.
Then you cannot overplay the value of a good helm. Just trying to point straight out of a tack will never work, you must get the boat up to speed before trying to point or you will just go sideways.
Knowing when to foot for speed and when you can point are just some of the things that separate the competent helms from the ones with all the silverware.
You never know, I might be right!