Is there a good way to judge how well a boat will heave-to in heavy conditions without actually doing it under those conditions? I have only practiced heaving-to in lighter winds (10-15 knots), and the boat does exactly what it is supposed to. With all of this talk about many modern boats not heaving-to very well, I was wondering if a boat that heaves-to in lighter conditions might not do as well in higher winds when it becomes more critical. Will a boat that heaves-to just find with a large genoa under light winds have different characteristics heaving to under heavy winds?
Thanks! (I'm just learning how to sail)