Many yachts however have their forestays attached in the bows and will need a short bowsprit from which the Code C can then be set. This can either be a moveable pole (can be bought off the shelf in most chandleries and the round fittings for it are easily bolted to the deck), or an easily made fixed pole as can be seen in the photos here. Which solution will work best for your boat is of course individual, but in most cases easier to fit than thought at first glance. In any case, the Code C should be set at least about 40 or 50 centimetres out in front of the forestay.
, mainly among ocean-going blue water cruising folk. This divides the headsail area into two more manageable sails and gives more flexibility. If the wind increases, the “Yankee”, as the forward and larger of the two cutter-rig headsails is often called, can simply be rolled away and the boat can sail on under main and cutter jib only.