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Re: Tacking in heavy winds

Originally Posted by nolatom View Post
Or (thinking imaginatively here), maybe drop a small sea anchor off your windward bow, let it pull you around, then heave it back in just as you finish the tack, before you accelerate and can't pull it up at all.
Handbrake turns on a sailboat?
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