I sailed my boat for the first time over this past weekend. The first time the boat heeled over scared the crap out of me. We probably didn't even heel 45 degrees but it may as well have been 90. I knew it was going to heel but I just wasn't ready to experience it I guess. Every time we heeled over I had to remind myself that it is supposed to be nearly impossible for a sailboat to capsize on wind alone, that the further we heeled the less wind the sails caught, and that there is 1700 lbs of lead on the other end of this teeter totter pulling it back up.
1971 Cal 25'