Mindbender

Intentionally beaching a vessel to clean or make repairs below the waterline is called what?

Send your answer to cruisingcompass@bwsailing.com. A winner, who will receive a Blue Water Sailing hat, will be selected at random from the correct answers.

Thanks to last week’s Mindbender winner, Ben White, for his answer to “What does the term “pinching” refer to when sailing upwind?”: ‘Pinching’ is when one attempts to sail higher or closer to the wind than possible when close hauled. The inner tell tales will fly up indicating that the air flow has become detached and the boat will begin to slow down and likely stand up.

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