SailNet Community - View Single Post - knock downs
Thread: knock downs
View Single Post
post #12 of Old 06-17-2004
jbanta
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 339
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
knock downs

I sail a 30 footer. I was knocked down as I approched the marina entrance in about 3 knots of breeze. Out of the south came a gust I was later told topped 60 mph. I was so close to the shore (breakwater) there was no time to prepare. It wasn''t a really big deal I let go the sheets the sails drained, the boat righted hersels and the cockpit drained. I was embarrased but never in any danger. I have been hit by these same sudden gusts while I was in open water. I saw them coming at me across the water and was ready when it arrived..
jbanta is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome