This video is hot out of the camera:
Juan de la Fuente has modified some of my rigging on his boat. See Mirror rigged Tabur 320 (2). For example the side shrouds are adjustable, where my forestay is adjustable and my shrouds are fixed. He finds the boat has lee helm with the Mirror jib. I find the opposite. If I let go of the rudder, the boat luffs into the wind (weather helm), however slowly depending on the point of sail and the trimming of the sails. Last week, in light weather, I let go of the rudder and steered the boat only with the sails and my position on the boat. Odd, because our boats are identical and the mast and centreboard positions are the same.
Perhaps Juan hauls in his jib too much for the point of sail. I find, when the boat is well off the wind, that I need to go lightly on the jib. Take it in just enough to stop it flapping and just a tiny bit more. Setting the jib at the same time as the mainsail has become second nature for me.
Juan seems to have forgotten to tighten his cunningham, because the luff of his mainsail is loose and there are creases in the mainsail when the boat is in a close reach or pointing up. A perfectly set sail is that much more efficient.
All said and done, his boat sails very well, and he is a good and confident sailor.
I still don’t have video, but can take photos, as I will be doing at the end of this month in Brittany at the Route du Sable.