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Old 09-11-2007
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The jib and the rudder counteract each other, and a boat heaved-to will "crab" at a knot or so downwind.

It's a good argument for carrying a storm jib, really.

A J-22 is a pretty light boat. Only experimentation will determine whether it can heave to at all, or perhaps only in certain conditions.

Here's some explanatory links:

Here's a video. Interestingly, they are demonstrating on a little J-boat!
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