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Quickstop COB recovery
Did you do a 420 degree turn during your quickstop--ie, full circle, plus 60 degrees, to wind up hove-to? (exact degrees may vary, of course).
Also, initially I was trained that it needed to be a perfect circle, but in practice it''s more of an oval course that you follow--I usually have to come back upwind about an extra boatlength before I heave-to.
And it depends on how your rig heaves-to. Big headsails don''t heave-to too well in my experience--you might need to partially roll it up if it''s a furling rig. And don''t forget to ease the mainsheet out as you heave-to.