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Join Date: Aug 2007
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Tortuga, it's a common problem in all small sailing dinghys, but being tall is an advantage because you can hike out further.. What you need to do is:
at the dock, and only then
do it on the water.
There are plenty of books on the subject - "Sailing For Dummies" is one.
If you're the skipper, tacking requires swapping your tiller and mainsheet hands and turning to face the back
of the boat during a tack, whilst ducking under the boom. It's hard to describe without pictures or someone showing you, but it is
possible and you'll get used to it in time!
From RFC 1925: "(3) With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead."