I mange år har Høj Jensen Sails eksperimenteret med sejldesign indenfor netop denne klasse.

Eksperimenterne har gjort, at vi nu producerer nogen af verdens hurtigste sejl til denne bådklasse


The distance between the stern(back) of the boat and the mainsail halyard hooked in top of the mast should be 808 centimeters

Spreader Angle:
Length : 60 cm , Angle: 24 cm.

Tuning Upper and Lower Shrouds.:

 Upper ShroudsLower Shrouds
Light Conditions10The Middle of the mast to go 5 cm to leeward
Medium Conditions18,5The mast should be straight
Heavy Conditions25The top of the mast to go 5-10 cm to leeward

Use a Loose Tension Gauge, Type PT-1

Use a 40 mm long shackle in the head of the jib.

The basic sheeting point is measured as the distance between the jibs headattachement on the boat and the middle of the sheeting block.

On DEN 136 we have the following settings:

Light air: 196 cm
Medium/heavy: 194 cm

The tension on the halyard  is only pulled so the wrinkles in the luff disappear – not tighter.

The wind strengt decide which jib to use:

Light Jib 0-5 m/sek. / 0 -12 knots
Medium/Heavy Jib 5-14 m/sek. / 10 knots and upwards

Jib setting in Waves:
When you have conditions with small short waves, we move the sheetingpoint traveller 1 position forward. If the wind increases we are only moving the sheeting point traveller 1 position backwards from our basic position.

In conditions with bigger waves we use the same philosophy. It is essential for the sharpe of the jib that you don´t go to much backwards or forward to your basic position to obtain correct twist. 

On Upwind courses in wawes it is better to ease a little on the sheet instead of moving the traveller.

The trim of the mainsail ic the critical point of the Yngling´s basic trim. If the trim is wrong you will loose speed and height. The mainsail is designed to close more in the leech when you sheet hard. Due to this concept you will have more preassure on the helm but also a better height.

The outhaul on the boom has following settings:

Wind StrengthSmooth waterWaves
1-3 m/sek5 cm from the black band 5 cm from the black band
4-10 m/sekstretched out to the black band3 cm from the black band
10 m/sek and upstreched out to the black bandstreched out to the black band

The backstay function is to open the top of the mainsail and to obtain the correct balance in the boat – if the boats will go to much to the windward, just pull the backstay until it is neutral. If you pull to much in the backstay you will loose height.

The mainsails traveller decides the twist of the mainsail. In light conditions the traveller position is a bit windward from the center of the boat. In medium and heavier conditions we keep the travveller in the center of the boat and decides the twist by using the backstay and the tension of the mainsheet.

The Cunningham is only used in medium and heavy conditions to move the sharpe forwards and open the mainsail.

It is essential that the spinnaker pole is placed at the highest position avaliable on the mast according to the class rules. On our mast we have 2 settings, a maximum and a minimum. The minimum is only used in heavy air.

When you reach or go downwind it is very important that the spinnaker pole is in a horizontal position or 10 cm above horizontal. Use a loose trimming of the sheet, this makes the spinnaker to fly in front of the boat and forestay. The foot of the spinnaker may not ever touch the forestay.

On the reach the spinnaker pole should be kept in a good distance from the forestay:

Light Conditions : 30 cm distance
Medium/Heavy Conditions: 50 cm distance

Have a pleasant sailling.