Last summer I purchased Romilly 9, Corriemhor, with an old friend & have greatly enjoyed sailing her on the West Coast of Scotland. This year I am planning cruises around some of the larger Scottish islands. I think she is wonderfully responsive in light airs – really a joy to sail.
My query is about sailing in a breeze. I understand that it’s good to take a reef early, but accepting this I feel she carries a lot of weather helm. Could more forward ballast be the answer ? I tend to sheet the main quite hard & dump the mizzen, but it’s not enough !
I would appreciate any advice on what I can do about this as, in every other way she exceeds expectations.