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post #14 of Old 10-03-2002
RobGallagher
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Fear of Heeling

DuaneIsing,

Thanks for your advise. Thats about how it happened. I think the Powerboat wake hitting the deck also helped to push us over a bit more.

Myself and crew have already tried telling her about sailboat stability and how it would take a lot more than that to capsize, etc.

I was hoping for some input from female sailors as to what to say to her to ease her fears. I''m not being sexist, just trying to get another view. Just for the record, I have other female crew and they are all just as good if not better than their male counterparts (nothing they have said has helped either). I doesn''t help that I''m male and always say the wrong thing )

Happy Heeling,
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