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Old 10-28-2013
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Re: Dinghy Capsize

i guess this is a pretty old post and the OP is no longer around. We learned to sail in Widgeons. We were in elementary school. One of the things we had to do to earn our 'skipper's patch' was to right the boat after an instructor capsized us. I was able to do it on my own. It sounds like the OP hadn't released the main and jib sheets which makes it very tough. We always had the rudder attached to the hull with a small line and learned, in fact were encouraged, to find the edge of the boat's performance limits. Bottom line is, when dingy sailing, expect to capsize. When it comes, and it will, it'll just be something that happens rather than a life event.
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