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Re: Docking stern in, strong crosswind
I would favor A Backing in with the bow to the wind. Then once you begin the turn into your slip the wind will help push the bow off to help you line up in the slip.
Timing and speed would be critical. I think I would favor my dock side of the fairway and let the wind turn my stern into the slip. If the bow gets past 90 degrees to the wind it will be tough to get it back, so I think you'd want to be halfway into the slip by the time that happens.
With the stern to the wind the wind will work to prevent your turn pushing your bow downwind, rather than allowing you to bring it up.