The 49er has a floating block that can be raised or lowered depending on
wind conditions. To avoid sheeting out in heavy air, raising the block
opens the leech by pulling the boom towards the centerline rather than
downwards. In lighter wind, lowering the block closes the leech and creates
an efficient sail shape.
49er Mainsheet System
We at Layline strive to be your source for 49er Mainsheet System and all sailboat hardware, rigging, and sailing gear. With our focus on one design and handicap racing we can offer advice and reviews of what you need to compete. If you need any assistance selecting the appropriate 49er Mainsheet System
please contact us. Our crew is ready to help!