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Story Contributors: Giulio Desiderato, Zeke Horowitz, Allan Terhune

LET’S TALK J/70

Mainsail Trim

In this J/70 Webinar class champions Giulio Desiderato, Zeke Horowitz and Allan Terhune talk in detail about mainsail trim and onboard communication.

Topics covered include:

  • 3:02 How do you do your initial J/70 setup
  • 7:35 J/70 Controls. Which and How to Use?
  • 37:24 J/70 Light Wind
  • 47:15 J/70 Medium Wind
  • 53:39 J/70 Strong Wind
  • 1:03:30 J/70 Downwind

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Story Contributors

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Giulio Desiderato

One Design Expert — Carasco, Italy

Giulio started working for NS in 2015. He graduated in Economics and Commerce and then competed for several years in the 470, participating in three Olympic campaigns.He won the Italian title twice and earned a spot on the podium three...

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Zeke Horowitz

One Design Expert — Annapolis, Maryland

Zeke Horowitz grew up in Sarasota, Fla. where he quickly took to sailing and began racing in the Optimist Class at the age of nine. His Optimist racing took him all over the world and inspired his passion for sailing...

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Allan Terhune

Sail Expert — Annapolis, Maryland

Allan Terhune, Jr., has won eleven North American Championships (in the Lightning, Flying Scot and Thistle Classes) and was crowned the 2013 J/22 World Champion. Allan is also a class expert in the Etchells, J/70, J/80, J/88, J/105, J/111 with...