Join Date: Nov 2007
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It is possible of course. Whether or not you do it depends on the direction the wind is coming from the strength of the wind and whether you can get it down quickly if the wind changes. With a very light wind on the nose and no forecast of anything more I would hoist the main.
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IV, iii, 217