Over Hill Sailing Club
With a following sea of say 4' that wants to throw the stern around, what angle to the wind do y'all try to maintain to avoid an unintended jibe when sailing wing/wing? It seems I usually have to bear off considerably to make sure the wind stays on the right side of the mainsail and also to keep the jib from back-winding. Singlehanded, unless it's a long run, I don't want to have to mess with trying to set a whisker pole and then have to take it down later. I really like sailing with sails on opposite sides but it is certainly challenging to maintain. Do most try to avoid wing/wing altogether in conditions like this by simply jibing downwind?