SailNet Community - View Single Post - How far can I heel over? Will I tip?
View Single Post
post #6 of Old 08-29-2011
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 649
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
The Wind can get rather heavy in the late afternoon outside in LB.

How far can you heel over ? - until 'green' water is flowing over the gunwhales

How far should you heel over for speed ? - Heeling modern boats beyond 10-20 degrees produces a sensation of speed, but all you are doing is moving sideways faster.

Ease the main in puffs, tighten in lulls - it is called "working the main".

Have fun - and keep us posted !
WDS123 is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome