Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
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Re: Short tacking to windward is sailings heavy lifting.
We spent 20+ years living at the north end of a narrow coastal 'fiord' with daily inflows to 20knots, short tacking was our way of life if you wanted to get anywhere without motoring. It's still one of my favourite things to do.
We all learned how to make gains to weather pretty early!!
Nice post, Tom. Shame about the hangup.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)