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post #18 of Old 07-20-2013
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Re: Flipped a sunfish twice today...what was I doing wrong.

probably came out of the tack a little too low, also you need to switch sides at just the right time especially on a jibe, when you tack put your back foot over the hiking strap, then when you switch sides the back foot becomes the front foot under the strap (without even thinking)

if you tack and the boat starts tipping over, ease the sheet out, flatten the boat then sheet the main back in

on a jibe, don't ease the sheet too much (or when sailing downwind), it will tip the boat to windward, also if it's blowing over 10kts, don't turn the boat too much, if you come out on a beam reach it's likely you'll go for a swim, so oversheet the main turn the boat down to initiate the gybe, come out of the gybe on the new tack low and then head up if need be

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