Top Tip – Check Your Vang Tang

Luke Parker’s back with another important tip: check your vang tang.So far this season about 6 full rigs have snapped the stainless steel vang tang on their mast. They break where they are bent, just below where the vang attaches to the tang. We’re not sure why they are suddenly breaking… it could be dodgy material, could be the firmer vangs we are all sailing with, could even just be bad luck. In any event, it’s well worth checking your vang tang regularly. They are not difficult to replace, but impossible to race without. In addition to Luke’s suggested inspection, Commodore Cox suggests a two vang range attached in case one breaks. And to also get the newer thicker one that is now available. You can check out Andrew’s setup next time you’re at the club. 

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