OK, that is incredibly neat, but looking at that photo, I can't tell what the heck is going on with the rig, foils, etc. I am guessing from the little bit of wake there is (doesn't disturb the water much, that it is going in the direction you are facing, which would put the ama(?) to windward? Is there a good video out there showing these boats actually sailing and doing their thing to go upwind? Consider me very uneducated on the subject.
Well said. More examples of proa tacking/shunting:I suspect the reason that you don't see a lot of shunting videos is because the process of shunting is, well, boring... Unlike tacking where sails are flogging and you HAVE to get through the wind, most of the time you could take a tea break at any given point in the process of shunting without doing anything but making it take a bit longer,
Definitely not. I was commenting on another post that wondered about Harleys. Honestly, HDs don't generally make much sense to me, but to each their own, and I'm glad there are choices.Wait, are you comparing proas to Harleys?
It's happened one time in 10K miles of sailing Jzerro and this was due to an abrupt wind shift under a rain shower in the Gulf while sailing to Cuba. I dropped the jib, lowered both rudders and put them hard over to tighten the turning radius. Then I wound the mainsail to the other bow and Jzerro started moving "backwards" until she essentially gybed back onto the correct orientation and we were off again. It was a low stress event that was quick to sort out.I have had only one memorable backwinding which happened while I was asleep. I woke to a lot of wind and the main against the back stay. The main came down, the jib went up and away we went.