TACTICS

HASSE & COMPANY: PORT TOWNSEND SAILS

TACTICS

1) Gain sea room
2) Minimize stress and damage to crew and vessel
3) Know options and vessel's handling characteristics
4) Reduce sail/stay on course:
  • Furling
  • Reefing
  • Storm Sails
5) Tacking:
  • Keep up speed and tack after breaking through crest of wave, keep jib aback until safely on new tack
6) Gybing:
  • Sheet main in flat
  • Gybe when moving fast down wave (reduces pressure)
7) Beam Reaching:
  • Steer off before large crest
  • Head up after wave passes
  • Be aware of leeway