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When flying a spinnaker, if the boat doesn't stay under the center of the spinnaker, it can cause the boat to broach...which is lots of fun*....
Broaching is a sudden change in heading angle of a sailboat, caused by a number of wind/sail interactions. Broaching often leads to capsize, and so it is very undesirable.
*exciting, and possibly very dangerous unless you're paying attention
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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Last edited by sailingdog; 10-24-2006 at 03:07 PM.