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Variables in Sailing off a Lee Shore
Question to the experts ...
What are the variables involved in being able to sail safely off (away from) a lee shore ? If it's a relatively calm day it's easy, just point her near the wind and sail away from the shore without much trouble. But in a hurricane you're pretty much doomed, as I understand it. So there is a lot of "in between" in there.
What affects your ability to sail off a lee shore, at what point does it become "dangerous", and at what point does it become "impossible", and why ? When do you have to start worrying about keeping her off the rocks, and what can you do to make sure she doesn't end up there ?
What are you pretending not to know ?
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Last edited by wind_magic; 10-12-2007 at 02:29 AM.