Originally Posted by tommays
It would depend on the boat BUT a J24 for example with the bow on a fixed point anchored OR mourned will NOT luff the mainsail
It will do its best to sail forward and abuse you until the sail is down
Just like i sailed out of the Patchogue river for YEARS on a motorless dingy without issue the same thing being risky at best on the J24 going into the same place
Is this in response to "To stop the boat -- slack the mainsheet to luff the mainsail."?