Alternative Mainsail Handling Systems

Despite these modern advances in mainsail handling hardware, there remains a constituent of sailors that scorns in-mast and in-boom systems, opting instead for a compromise between no system and a fully-fledged hardware package. For

Lazy jacks are an easy and effective way of handling a mainsail, and when combined with a boom with a recessed upper surface (left), the system is neat and efficient.

When sailing the stackpack rests against the mainsail out of the way.

those with a bent for simplicity there are some "discreet" mainsail handling systems that are very effective in controlling the sail.

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