At the moment, going forward to shorten sail further would’ve been a pretty athletic endeavor, so we were stuck with a single-reefed main and staysail. Hasse suggested heaving to; once we’d tamed the bucking bronco, we reckoned we could reef or strike the main altogether, and run up the storm trysail and/or staysail. So we tacked and backed the jib, which almost instantly eased the motion. But it still wasn’t wonderful, so we tried it again, on the opposite board, which was much, much better. It wasn’t your classic heaving-to maneuver; we were actually fore-reaching, making 4 knots over the ground — 2 to weather, and 2 sort of skidding sideways down the waves. But we’d definitely stabilized the situation and felt no need to alter the sail plan.