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Re: Staying behind the wheel
The P365 is a ketch rig.
Since is was night and we didn't know how high the winds were going to get the owner opted for safety over comfort. He also didn't want to close on the land until light so all we had up was about 6 feet of jib.
That being said earlier in the day we had all sails up.
Reefed jib, double reefed main and reefed mizzen.
During that run we were make 7 plus knots on a run with wind and waves on aft quarter.
The helm was not quite a bad as later when we turned and everything was beam on but it was still a work out too steer, but not as bad.
I'm now attributing the poor steering at night to the slow speed.