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Old 05-12-2008
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Chances are likely he got caught overcanvassed and over she went. I'm a bit surprised he didn't have a drogue or something similar as a last-ditch storm survival measure.
I wonder if he was using an autopilot and a gust caught him unaware and away from the helm. I have had some moments of concern while single-handing my Corsair. I need to use the autopilot while doing some of the line handling. If he was pushing things and flying a hull, one gust in combination with an unfriendly wave could ruin your whole day.
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