Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Sailing Pandion Part One: Heaving To

Hi, this is a series of films about actually sailing Pandion: sail trim, sailing moves, being on passage and so on.  A long passage for us is two days, our friends at http://thelifegalactic.blogspot.com.au/

pulled off a 40 day passage (just think about that!)  and have 'hove to' for four days at a time. Heaving to is setting the helm against the sails so that the boat sits at an angle to the wind and waves and makes very little headway.  It's meant to be very comfortable, and also very safe in terms of avoiding waves breaking over your boat.  We have been practicing. Sailing Pandion Part One is our early attempt at this old school sailing manoeuvre. 

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