SV Skalliwag #141
After doing the Salty Dawg Rally on a Beneteau 49 with in mast furling I am all of a sudden wondering if I don't understand getting the boat sail plan balanced in stiff winds foward of the beam. I've always thought that the wind on the headsail pushes the boat away from the wind and the wind on the main tends to swing the boat towards the wind. Do I have it backwards? On the Beneteau with the main furled to size of about a trisail and the headsail maybe double reefed the boat had awful weather helm with it wanting to turn into the wind.