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Re: DDW and bailing out

Thanks for the replies. I have "chicken gybed" on occasion, and am familiar with sheeting in the main to reduce forces. Neither were an option as the vodka infused partner pulled the boom around with little/no warning! Given nolatom's account, there are significant forces involved. My concern is that with too much canvas up for the conditions, when the main moves to the other side will still result in some stress ie rounding up when trying to transition from a run to a reach, no matter how quickly I let out the mainsheet. Maybe if done slowly the apparent wind angle will help reduce forces? Hope that makes sense.
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