LYING & HEAVING TO

HASSE & COMPANY: PORT TOWNSEND SAILS

LYING AHULL

* Bare poles
* With sea anchor
Dangers:
  • Breaking waves
  • Violent rolling

LYING TO A SEA ANCHOR

* Sea anchor lead from bow
* Boat streams aft--head to wind and seas
Dangers:
  • Damaging rudder

HEAVING TO

* With headsail aback
* Reefed main or trys'l only
* With sea anchor or parachute drogue
Recommended:
  • Lin and Larry Pardey's "Storm Tactics Handbook"
  • Captain Voss: "Venturesome Voyages of Captain Voss"