Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: on the boat - Chesapeake
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Your destination is *always* upwind, so you *always* beat.
I've used the quick-stop approach to MOB recovery (which amounts to a heave-to when starting upwind) with an asymmetric spinnaker up flying off a bowsprit with success. I haven't tried it using the pole yet. Frankly, it makes me nervous. Could be expensive.