Difficulty in 'falling off'
I have been having problems in falling off when sailing close hauled or on a beam reach in winds over 10 knots. Since I single-hand I sail without the jib in winds over 10 and I find it very difficult to fall off at those speeds. The Scot really wants to head up into the wind when I begin to let the main out. Sometimes I just give up and let the boat head up and tack to get around to the course I want to take but that's not always a viable option. In these conditions I sail with the centerboard about half way down. Am I letting the main out too soon? Any suggestions will be welcome. R.Lewis FS367 Chin up