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man overboard drill

I just spent the weekend aboard a Hunter 35 while taking a sailing course. I passed my ASA 101!! During the course we practiced the man overboard drill by falling off to a beam reach, tacking, turning downwind, and then back to roughly being in irons for the pickup. We did all this without making any sail adjustments other than pulling the mainsheet in. Is this possible to do on a boat that does not have a full weighted keel? Most of the boats in my area are in the 20 foot range and have retractable centerboards (weighted).

Thanks for any info.
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