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Re: Flipped a sunfish twice today...what was I doing wrong.

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Originally Posted by domromer View Post
We had a decent wind here today at 15-20 mph. ...
Also I keep thinking the boom is going to take my head off. Is there a trick for getting the boom a little higher?
15-20 is right about when sailing a Sunfish starts getting fun. In winds like that a Sunfish can get up on a plane on a broad reach. Fun, fast and easy to tip over if you don't manage your weight on the boat to match your turns or tacks.

Regarding the low boom, it is pretty low. Mostly you have to get used to it. You can alter slightly where the halyard attaches to the top "boom" which alters the angles of the booms.

Just finished 3 weeks of volunteering with a teen sailing program that uses Sunfish and this is my 4th year doing so.

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