Originally Posted by DRFerron
I think, theoretically, it's possible to capsize any boat.
In protected waters, it is virtually impossible. The laws of physics will prevent it on a keel boat. As the boat heels the effective area of the sails is reduced and the righting moment of the keel is increased.
(EDIT) - spinnakers are a different matter.
In the open ocean, waves will capsize a boat.
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Last edited by jackdale; 08-29-2011 at 03:29 PM.