Docking stern in, strong crosswind - Page 3 - SailNet Community
Seamanship & Navigation Forum devoted to seamanship and navigation topics, including paper and electronic charting tools.

View Poll Results: You're about to dock stern to with mooring lines. 20 crosswind. How do you aproach?
From the windward side of your berth with the bow into the wind 11 30.56%
Straight 0 0%
From the leeward side of your berth with the stern into the wind 25 69.44%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 22 Old 06-20-2012
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 13
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Re: Docking stern in, strong crosswind

Even though I haven't quite mastered the techniques described, it's awfullly reassuring to know others have similar experiences.

I tried practicing with a shroud turnbuckle line tied to shroud and indeed that did help control the boat, now just need to do it often enough to be confident and understand the dynamics.
decatur1945 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #22 of 22 Old 06-20-2012
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 716
Thanks: 1
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Re: Docking stern in, strong crosswind

With a 20 knot crosswind, I'm not sure that I could dock without the use of spring lines. While I've done it with bow into the wind, it is much easier to control putting the stern into the wind and pivioting around the leeward piling.
lancelot9898 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook


Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any Videos of Moderate to High Crosswind/Current Docking? NCC320 Seamanship & Navigation 7 06-16-2011 02:34 PM
Jackline: to stern or not to stern dreuge Gear & Maintenance 10 12-24-2009 12:23 PM
Entering the slip with a strong crosswind pegasus1457 Seamanship & Navigation 15 07-22-2009 11:19 AM
Stern docking nthompson General Discussion (sailing related) 8 08-04-2004 12:19 AM
Strong Boats? ivaylo1971 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 04-16-2003 09:57 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome