Before you heave a line, re-coil it, however good the original coil looks. Next, if you’re right-handed, hold the whole coil carefully in this hand, divide it into approximately two halves, and take the second coil in your left hand. Now lower the end of the left-hand coil so you can step on it (or make it fast somewhere if you’re a pessimist). Finally, using an underhand movement, swing the right-hand coil behind you then heave it smoothly away with a good strong follow-though. As soon as it’s gone, follow it with the left-hand coil in a quick ‘one-two’. You’ll be surprised how far it will reach.