Re: What strategy do you employ when using a drogue
We commonly tow a 'drogue' when off the wind with big following/quartering seas.
It remained deployed in 'normal' (and above) trade conditions from Cape Verde to Caribbean.
It is just a folding claw anchor (shinny SS so we can see it through the waves) on a hundred plus foot line. Its purpose is more to assist steering than reduce speed.
Pacific Seacraft 34
Gail Rider sells a drogue to reduce speed in extreme conditions.