I just had another brush with a death roll last weekend - too tired after 3hrs racing and not looking behind me for the gusts! But what advice would others have for trying to get out of this ? I know it needs very quick reactions but I was thinking of going out and deliberately putting the boat in to death roll conditions and trying recovery. I've seen some video clips on-line of someone doing this but was confused as it was also discussing getting on to By-The-Lee sailing. Rule 1 I'm sure is to throw you're weight to the lee side and the video clips show the guy doing this. But what should I do with the tiller ? I would have thought trying to bear up, ie to windward woul reduce the wind forces - this would mean taking the tiller with you to the lee side. But this other advice seems to be to "push the tiller downhill" ie bear away and get up to by the lee. I think the reason is that when the boat is already heeled and the rudder at a large angle, this helps to pull the back end down as well as bearing away.