Use the Stream to your advantage

Imagine you are adrift in a river with a current flowing at two knots. You will have no steerage or any other control over the boat, but you will still be in danger of hitting rocks, buoys, anchored boats or anything else fixed to the ground – and you will hit them at two knots, the speed of the stream.

This is not a great situation. But if instead you turn to point the boat upstream and motor ahead at two knots, you will find yourself in the happy position of having zero impact speed with those same objects and, with two knots of flow passing over your rudder, you will remain in perfect control.
So, the first and most important golden rule is to STEER INTO THE CURRENT...

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