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Old June 2nd 09, 02:50 PM posted to rec.boats.cruising
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Default Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island to Saint Simons Island GA April 18-19

On Mon, 1 Jun 2009 18:44:15 -0400, "Flying Pig"
wrote:

As the wind built, so did the seas, and we were no longer roughly in phase
with them. That creates a condition where, if it becomes severe enough, you
can have an induced broach.


The solution, of course, is to not run dead down wind in a heavy
breeze. The problem goes away if you harden up to a broad reach with
jib and main on the same side. The rolling stops and speed generally
improves. You will need to jibe once in a while but that's a small
price to pay for a safer, more comfortable point of sail.