Re: Jib Club ?
Pro: Its good, for all the reason mentioned above
Cons: I'm not really aware of any in boats with larger mains and small fore triangles, except in highly competitive racing situations.
I think the main reason you don't see it more often is the move towards boats with large forsails and smaller mains. Once the jib, genoa or what have you starts tailing aft of the mast you can't use a club anymore.
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