Join Date: Nov 2007
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It has been done many times and written about a lot. The Smeeton's used to call it hoisting the "Twins". With both headsails up and no main the boat wants to run dead downwind. Try it!
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IV, iii, 217