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Heaving to

Hello, it's me again. Just a question about heaving to. When I go out sailing, I'm basically singlehanding a Rhodes 19 and was wondering about heaving to for short periods of time. In my class, we were told that letting the sails go would be sufficient for short stops, but further reading seems to say that more is required? When I was out on the water in 5-10 kt winds, just letting the sails go resulted in the boat still moving quite a lot, which means moving around the boat to do stuff is difficult. I do realize that this isn't a car with brakes and that the boat will still drift a bit!

So I guess the big question is, what do you guys do to stop your motion in the water?

Scott
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