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 […]

Storm Tactics

By Lin and Larry Pardey Published by Thomas Reed Publications, 1995. This well-known intrepid man and wife team have sailed around the world several times in small boats and this book is prestigiously endorsed: Cape Horn Tested! All manner of dealing with heavy weather conditions are explored including deploying a drogue, heaving-to and using a […]