yeah I will tend to agree with the above...dinghy sailing is where you learn this and can really see how much you are moving...
I kind of dont understand the whole NON foresail heaving to since in essence its the backing up of the jib or foresail which leaves the bow in a standstill...but again modern boats especially the really new ones with canting keels twin rudders, etc...I have no experience in..soooo
having said that you can only learn by trying out....ON YOUR BOAT or a sistership
notice I said have "lunch" thats sailor talk for keeping a lookout and eating saltine crackers! jajajaja
ps. on full keelers the angle of the backed up jib should be parallel to the angle of the tiller...assuming you have a tiller. and main or mizzen or whatever for the most part depowered or midships...what I always did was simply lower main completelt and the mizzen sometimes helped with steading the motion of the waves...
kind of like a small anchor sail in rolly anchorages...
Last edited by christian.hess; 12-06-2013 at 12:46 PM.