Of course you can~ you can heave to in any boat w sails
When I was an instructor we use to teach the method a bit~ further, I even taught backwards sailing to the fun-minded, wiser more careful students
Though, for obvious reasons, they want to keep things simple in sailing schools as it also can be dangerous in high winds or coming out of the maneuver, thus for safety reasons and with all the lawyers in this country...
I'm not sure where you took your sailing lessons
Just like anything amid dinghy sailing go out and try in a light wind!- you won't kill yourself~ well let's hope
not... just wear a life jacket after completing some thorough reading on the techniques- as there are some great resources right here on the Internet regarding sailing
Last edited by floridajaxsailor; 10-14-2012 at 11:50 AM.