When Bloopers Ruled the Seas
Published on March 17th, 2016
When Bloopers Ruled the SeasPublished on March 17th, 2016
Flown alongside a symmetrical spinnaker, the blooper was popular and legal during IOR days when mains were high aspect. Besides offering sail area, IOR boats were a bit squarely downwind and bloopers helped to provide balance. They also kept people busy, giving jobs to hands that are now idle in the sprit boat era.