The Offshore Voyaging Reference Site

Leaving a Dock Against an Onshore Wind—Part 2

In Part 1 I wrote about how to decide whether, with an onshore wind, to depart from a dock in reverse or forward and concluded that, in most cases, forward was safer.

So let’s look at how we rig up and then handle the lines so everyone ends the manoeuvre with the same number of fingers they started it with.

I’m assuming that we are snugly alongside starboard side-to with bow, stern, and two spring lines on.