Originally Posted by RichH
My impression of the Pardey technique of being hove-to a parachute is that it keeps the boat from drifting OUT or DOWN FROM the 'turbulence slick'; keeps the boat WITHIN the turbulence slick. Therefore NOT to prevent forereaching.
I think it is to stop you from sailing away from the slick. If you are drifting to leeward with no forward motion you will just be creating more slick which is what you want. The problem is that with conventional heaving-to you tend to move forward and leave the slick behind (at least partially).