Heaving To

Heaving to is a strategy for riding out a storm. Thrashing to windward while going nowhere can be hard on the boat, gear and crew. The trick is to get the yacht to lay around 45 degrees in to the wind and sea. Be aware however that you will make leeway downwind so you will…

Heavy Weather Tactics

Living in the South Island of New Zealand means that we get our fair share of dirty weather tracking up the country so I have got a ¬†healthy respect for Mother Nature and her power having been caught out in a storm or two while out sailing. And many more occasions I have spent sitting…