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A short length of green 4mm pre-stretched line is fastened permanently to the mainsail; one end is terminated in an inglefield clip, with the other end passing through the Cunningham hole and being tied to the tack, thus providing a 2:1 purchase. Within the boat, via a second inglefield clip, the line continues straight down to the floor and back to the centre console via another 2:1 purchase.

The Cunningham system tends to be used only occasionally, in survival conditions.