Sunday, January 10, 2016

Jordan Series Drogue in action on an Alberg design

I found this video very interesting and wanted to share. Excellent video of real sea conditions and the effects of running with a Jordan Series Drogue

James Baldwin of conducted this test on his Pearson Triton 28 during a strong Nor'easter this past fall. This boat is very similar to our Alberg 30 in almost every way.  I would assume our Sal would act very similar in the same conditions. We know how our boat acts hove-to but I have often wondered how this device would work. Now we have a very good idea.


  1. I just read Miles Smeeton's "Once is Enough" during a snow day. Good read, if you haven't read it. Their 47' ketch, Tzu Hang tripped and pitch poled near Cape Horn, forcing them to sail under jury rig to a Chilean navy base. They were running under bare poles. They should have been towing a drogue :).

    1. Thank you for the recommendation. Right now I'm reading Hal Roths "After 50,000 miles". Pretty interesting stuff.

    2. Yeah, Hal and Margaret Roth are great. Love their books. I'm in the midst of John Guzzwell's "Trekka Around the World" right now. John was with the Smeetons during their first dismasting. So far I'm loving his book. In fact, I can't wait to get home and get back to it!