Sailing tips from Michael Storer



Michael Storer's Goat Island Skiff has the same sail configuration as my Walkabout. Some useful advice about downwind sailing – would have come in useful on my recent trip along the Great Glen. (click the link under the photo)


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Creating ripples to foster sustainability. Seeking solace & clarity on the sea by sail & oar.


  1. StorerBoatPlans

    This is not a new method. It’s been long used by Laser and Finn sailors.I came to it because of the first part of the article – that efficient goosewinging requires the mainsail to be run "by the lee" in a cat ketch or yawl.But the recent Texas 200 was a brilliant opportunity to get some practice with using the sail trim to dynamically balance the boat to prevent heel. Wish I had known about it 20 years ago!Michael Storer

  2. Anonymous

    Thanks Michael!

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