Safest point of sail in a gale?
The other day a friend and I were playing our Sailor’s Game and I was asked the following question:
What is the safest point of sail in a Gale?
As it turns out, what I feel is the correct answer to that question is not what the game’s designers feel is correct. But, I think they’re wrong. I even created a poll on our Facebook Page to ask what others think. For those experienced sailors who haven’t responded on Facebook, I’m curious, what do you feel is the correct answer?
- Close Hauled
- Close Reach
- Beam Reach
- Broad Reach
Please respond by commenting on this post.
We have been in a gale, although we wouldn’t have gone sailing
had we thought that it was going to be anywhere near that rough.
Speaking of Facebook, it seems that it is now as popular as boat cards for helping cruisers to stay in contact with one another. In addition to our Zero To Cruising Page, there is also a Grenada Cruisers Facebook Group that many of us frequent (search for “Grenada Cruisers” in groups to find it).
By the way, if you’re on Facebook and you don’t yet Like us, please do. We update that page even more than we do this blog, with lots of extra goodies. 🙂