Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 17-09-2011, 13:09   #1
Registered User
Wyoming pirate's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Wyoming or on Godspeed at anchor
Boat: Endeavour 35
Posts: 92
Got Knocked Down Today . . .

Of all places in the Long Island Sound. We were headed west in the early am with one reef in the main and the 90% out while burying the rail from time to time and WHAM!!!! big long gust laid us down. The old girl headed up but not all the way to luffing, so I tried to get her bow into the wind to furl in the jib, but she stalled right there. Next thing I pointed her downwind and that worked fine as we flew away and I gained control again, reduced sail and all was good. There was very little wave action and if in larger seas were my actions correct? Had there been more seas (close reaching) What would be the best Action?
Endeavour 35
Wyoming pirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-09-2011, 13:16   #2
nigel1's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Manchester, UK
Boat: Beneteau 473
Posts: 4,441
Re: Got Knocked down today...

When I needed to reef single handed, (not been knocked down), did like you did, I came off the wind, eased main and genoa, furled the genoa to where I wanted it, then slowly came back on to the wind, trimmimg the genoa sheet, but leaving the main out until it luffed, then reefed the main.
No sailing training for me, but it worked, I could be wrong.
But to my mind, if you came in to the wind, you lose control, unless you run up the engine of course. Your still left with lots of flogging sails coming into the wind
Beneteau 473
Manchester, UK
nigel1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-09-2011, 13:19   #3
Registered User
markpierce's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central California
Boat: M/V Carquinez Coot
Posts: 3,077
Re: Got Knocked down today...

Steer windward and release the sheets until the boat gains its "feet." Reduce sail or alter to a more favorable course if needed. Most of my knockdowns were during jibes where often a wave would start the episode. ... Self-bailing cockpits are a blessing.
Kar-KEEN-ez Koot
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Katia to Be Named Hurricane Today MarkJ Weather 14 02-09-2011 10:42
Joined the Club Today ! veprjack Liveaboard's Forum 2 06-08-2011 03:33
Just Joined Today SeaGoing Meets & Greets 6 19-07-2011 17:24

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:21.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.