Downwind Asymmetric Trim

There has been large steps forward in downwind sailing with the arrival in the race boat world of asymmetric spinnakers, the asymmetrics. As the design of these has become better, the benefit for all sailors is that these sails, and some of the gear to handle them, has made them useful to all. In addition, some of the lessons learnt from the asymmetric design has been passed back to spinnakers, and they are easier to use also.