SailNet Community - View Single Post - Optimal backing up strategy
View Single Post
post #20 of Old 08-20-2008
Senior Member
imagine2frolic's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,830
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9

I learned this the hardway. When backing out in a strong crosswind the bow was blown down. I just stopped the boat, and let the boat settle down, and then proceeded to continue backing out of the fairway completely.


Practice makes perfect. I use to go out on S.F Bay during the summer, and for hours practicing gybing. The wind is usually minimum 25 knots in the summer afternoon. Sooner, or later there will be a time critical you will need to gybe with the wind blowing hard.....PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE....BEST WISHES in honing your skills
imagine2frolic is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome