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post #14 of Old 08-30-2011
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As people have said, it's very difficult to get a displacement boat over - I was helming a Sadler 25 under full genoa only in a F6 through the bridges on the Forth and we got laid flat by a sudden gust. Water came over the coamings and we were hanging on to the stanchions, but the boat rounded up and came back up as the sail depowered.

I hasten to add: the sail plan was not my decision!

Other boats like to be sailed on their ear: Elizabethan 29's have a 3' longer wetted area if heeled hard. They apparently sail best when you see mullet through the window. I always liked it when my Dad sailed our boat like that - it's fun when you're a kid.

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