Hitchin' a ride
Join Date: Sep 2006
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First question. Depends on which way the wind is. If you are tacking upwind into the marina, tack your way in. Powerboaters, sailboats under power, and sailboats going DDW should stay to their right, or your left. Tack normally until you get close to passing them, then short tack if you are on starboard or just stay to the right and tack slow if you are on port tack. If you are DDW coming into the marina, stay to the right, go to the end of the fairway, turn upwind, drop the sails.
Next question depends on how much time you have and which direction you want to go in and for how long. Easier on the boat and you to sail off wind, and can be faster. Beating for a long time really sucks.
Hmm, the in between time? The in between time is the time you should be making your move. The calm time is when you should be reading your charts, studying the weather patterns, and determining which way to head if a storm is coming. Do you outrun it, run for cover, head for the softer side of it? All things you need to learn, and experience plays a huge role in that.
Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley
Vaya con Dios
Last edited by bestfriend; 09-25-2008 at 11:28 PM.