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Good idea to ease the sails and head down.
My guess is that your loss of rudder control was due to the rudder ending up in a hydrodynamic state of 'chaos' - either cavitation, out of the water, or heeled over enough for rudder to be 'near horizontal' ; all might cause temporary loss of rudder.
I am betting that the rudder was partially out of the water and at an angle far from vertical.
Last edited by WDS123; 11-06-2011 at 12:39 PM.