SailNet Community - View Single Post - Single Handing Made Easy - What Are Your Techniques?
View Single Post
post #27 of Old 06-09-2011
Barquito
Barquito
 
Barquito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,273
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 27 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
I always had a little trouble sailing off the pin. It helped to have the tiller lashed to the side so the boat will reverse in the direction I wanted it to go. Then while at the bow, wait for the boat stern to swing to the the side I wanted, then let the mooring line go slack. I could still hold the end of the mooring line while the bow started to fall off the wind. If I didn't like how it looked, I could just re-cleat the line and try again. If it looked good then I would let the line go, and walk calmly back to the helm while the boat backed until on a beam reach.

Landing at the pin, I found it helpful that I had my dinghy attached to the pin... more stuff to try to grab.
Barquito is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome