We may have covered this before, but this past week we had a couple of jams at the pin, when we had a big left wind shift before the start.
Is it safe to be on starboard at the pin in a big left shift? .. Probably not .
1) You will be going the wrong way.
2) If the shift is big you will have trouble getting by the mark.
3) If you get by the mark, you will probably be pinned by the other starboard tackers on your stern quarter. You will be waiting for them to tack.
4) Try coming across on port-- take some sterns. You will be going the "right" way and ready for the shift back.
My Name is Tillerman and I am an Aerobian
7 months ago