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post #50 of Old 12-05-2012
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Re: Too Much, Too Soon?

Mark, as they say… “Pics or it didn’t happen” I would love to see the Utube of you practicing a headstay wrap. Just about every time I wrap, I’m dropping off the kite at my sailmaker on the way home. I’m not sure I would attempt doing such a maneuver up here in Norcal’s notorious breezes or down in the trades. That round-up would result in a broach every time on the sleds I race on. Best I can do is a Samurai take down and sail back upwind to the MOB. I actually had to do this maneuver to qualify as helmsman on one of the boats I race on. I am proud to say if you are going to fall off a boat, do it on one that I’m helming. I will get to you (Did it three times in a row in practice). The most important thing I learned on the subject was from “Chef” in the Apocalypse Now – “Never get off the effing boat!”
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