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Re: sideways on anchor?

If the tide is opposite the wind then often a boat will not lie 'to the breeze'. It's also true, though, that many fin keelers like to 'sail on their anchor', some to an alarming degree. A riding sail is one way to deal with that, as is (sometimes) anchoring by the stern.

A riding sail is a very flat sail hanked onto the backstay and sheeted amidships somewhere, it acts as a weathercock to discourage drifting off to the side. Even if it doesn't stop this action, it greatly 'softens' the yawing.
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