Rigging details for the Oz Goose sailboat – and other lug rigged sailboats

downhaul tension for light and moderate winds on lug rig - oz goose sailboat What we have learned by sailing and racing the sixteen (now 27 as of last weekend) Oz Geese in the Philippines. Some money saving simplifications and some tweaks that will give a lot more performance to most lug rigged (and other boats). There is nothing unusual in these methods, just a translation of regular racing practice in more conventional boats. Don’t scoff – you can say “I’m a cruiser” – but there are times when everyone wants or needs to get upwind 10 or 20 percent faster.

And, The Adventure Begins!

Mike Coleman's expedition Goose - opengoose.com My name is Mike Coleman. I am 37 years old. And, I live in Greenville, South Carolina. Always being one to seek out the next adventure, I found boat building and sailing a few months back I am building a Goose to sail in several events over the next two years.