Actually, a yacht should always be left as if a hurricane was imminent. Because it can only be too late to react when strong winds or more are approaching. This is easier said than realizing what actually means good preparation. Assuming that this is even possible because of a long journey or other appointments: Who can suspect that a devastating storm low will break through between two sunny weekends? A tour of pretty much every port also shows that too many owners are evidently fooled by the supposed security at the jetty of a well-protected port. Old, worn mooring lines, lines laid on board, fluttering sailing clothes are part of the everyday picture.
You should always keep these quick steps in mind, even if you are only leaving the ship for a few days:
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