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Sure Adam, I"ll agree with all of that. The only reason I brought current up, was because the OP, Mark, sails in SF Bay where I understand there are strong currents....does a 5 knot current matter, in 25 knots of apparent wind...? I can't say..it was a " it might be a consideration" comment...
Yes..apparent..is what we sail...
I know, in the Hudson River with up to 5 knots of current, I have to make adjustments to my rudder angle to get the boat to lay the way I want it to sometimes.....it's not simply a matter of putting the rudder hard over...
To your point about, heaving-to in 10 or 15 knots of wind ( A) in a 5 knot current, that's often what I need to do...to demonstate the manuever...