I always lock the rudder at about 15 degrees.
My home is about 50ft above sea level, and I keep Bluestocking on a very heavy mooring
about 150 ft off shore in front of my house.
Fabian she stretched out and broke 1/2" chain at the stem, in gusts to 177mph.
She is a long straight keel
boat and when she gets going, will hold direction well.
I watched her round up, and fall off, 3 times before ending up in the mangroves.
I like to think the gentler motion helped her get across some shallow flats sideways instead of just driving ashore.
Tidal surge was about 12ft, and it lifted her up into the mangroves.
Lifted her down with a 35 ton crane.
She broke her Port bow light.
Even when sailing about on her mooring, with some rudder angle she appears to round up quickly on one tack, and heave-to on the other.
Just my opinion.