Hello Does anyone know whether there is a difference between the meanings of "to lie to" and "to heave to"? I think both of them have something to do with stopping a vessel and heaving enough to face the wind with bow or at least with the starboard tack or the port tack. But I am not sure whether I can tell the difference between both expressions. May be "to lie to" is used when the vessel is already facing the wind and "to heave to" conveys the meaning of changing the state from "not stopped and facing the wind yet"/"lnot ying to yet" to "already stopped and facing the wind"/"already lying to". Can anyone confirm anything about this? Thanks in advance.