Heaving-To & Fore-Reaching

What is heaving-to? It’s a way to stop the vessel in the water without using the anchor! Once she is pointing about 40-60 degrees to the wind she will have virtually zero forward motion. Instead, she will drift slowly downwind because the driving action from one sail is countered by the other being backed with […]

The Delivery Nobody Wanted

A swift delivery trip of a brand new yacht where ‘money was no object’ was declined by many skippers. When Max Liberson took the job, he found out why, he tells Dick Durham. After a gruelling Atlantic circuit in his 38ft, engineless, ferro-cement, schooner, Gloria, Max Liberson was looking forward to a hassle-free coastal delivery […]