How to Cast off a boat when the parent vessel is making way ?

  1. Once the boat falls has been released and the boat is held on the painter push the tiller toward the ships side
  2. This action effectively gives the boat a SHEER
  3. Keep the painter taut until the boat reaches a point of maximum sheer
  4. Then briefly alter the position of the tiller so that the bow cants inwards towards the parent vessel
  5. The result of this action will be for the painter to become temporarily slack which will permit its easy slipping
  6. Push tiller towards the ship side again and gain sea room.