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Re: What i learned in a heavy white squall
Okay sorry I got caught up in what a silly fake story it is. You all are saying this and that and how he is trying to help bla bla bla.
Again sorry you see a wind like that to me is a very sailable wind matter of fact I consider it fun. This guy did noting right when he went out and gave no useful information to help anybody.
So if you find yourself in a condition that is over powering you or in a squall, just sit it out. Squalls rarely last more than an hour you can survive easily without wrecking everything.Ever hear if all else fails "let it out" when in doubt "let it out"? Just let go of the sheets everything will just flap like a flag yes it will be rough for a few, the boat will point to the wind and it will pass, sit in the middle of the boat all will be fine.
Thats just if you don't know anything but me if things get out of hand and they do I heave to. Just tac the boat but don't release the sheet let the jib/genny backwind and leave the helm over, the boat will stop maybe move to leeward a bit and go below and make a sandwich and take a break. You won't get knocked down it kind of points into the waves all will be fine.
Practice storm tactics even on small center board boats take the mystery out of it learn what to do in all conditions just don't wait too react to the conditions!
Don't try to tether yourself to the bottom either, don't go to the bow of the boat that is unless you yourself want to go to the bottom.
Honestly I don't care whether this boy's story is true or how many boats he has, how long he's been boating the bottom line is from the moment he left the dock he did nothing correct and his demeanor lends me to think he didn't learn anything from it either.
And these are my final words on this matter .
Last edited by rckfd; 04-29-2016 at 05:33 PM.