Join Date: Feb 2011
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Surprised to see no mention so far of heaving to, which is great for reefing, going forward for any other reason, or just having a rest.... providing you've got a little sea room.
Just think about your drift while heaved to and do so on the appropriate tack.
I had a 16ft daysailer which was too sensitive to my weight to just go forward while sailing, so got pretty good at heaving to for a short while.