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Is is possible in the confusion you let go of the tiller? (trust me, when I was learning I did this a lot) The mainsheet is the gas, and the tiller is the steering wheel... when the sh*t hits the fan, let go of the gas, not the steering wheel. When in doubt, let it out. If the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit... sorry wrong forum.
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Is is possible in the confusion you let go of the tiller? (trust me, when I was learning I did this a lot) The mainsheet is the gas, and the tiller is the steering wheel... when the sh*t hits the fan, let go of the gas, not the steering wheel. When in doubt, let it out. If the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit... sorry wrong forum.
I have to say that at one point or two, I realized I was empty handed! lol

Thanks for the reply and humor! haha
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