Originally Posted by Barquito
jackdale - I'm going a little off topic here, but, have you had any trouble doing this in high winds? I would think having the sails trimmed in for a close haul coarse would knock you down pretty good while broadside to the wind.
I have done the maneuver in up to 25 knot winds.
The fact that you are heeled over is actually advantageous as it puts you closer to the MOB.
These are some of the advantages of the method. This was part of a discussion within CYA.
a) It can be done easily by one person.
b) There is usually no need to adjust sails.
c) The sails are always under control. There are no flying clews or sheets.
d) The MOB is always on the same side of the vessel and kept in sight.
e) If unsuccessful, just come around again.
f) The MOB can be reached on most vessels by lying on the deck and grabbing them. I retrieved a TV antenna off Cape Scott in this manner.)
g) Works exceptionally well with a life-sling.
Is is actually similar to a quick stop, but the jib is not furled.
In some trials in San Francisco, they found that when stopping with the MOB to windward, the boat made more leeway that the MOB.