We have hove to under main and mizzen alone, but the common method is to back a stay sail.  We chose this method off the Georgia Coast one evening as an awesome storm cloud charged towards us like a stampede of wild horses

Good old three strand How to splice your lines without special tools

Broad reaching and running present the least amount of resistance and stress to your boat.

We boldly embraced the challenge of sailing the Thorny Path, all the while playing the weather window game and racing against the hurricane season sou

Welcome to Jamaica, welcome to paradise. This was the greeting we received as we made our way to the harbour of Port Antonio, Jamaica.