At North Shore Yacht Club (on L Michigan in Highland Park, IL) we have developed techniques that enable a buddy sailing in another Sunfish to come to the aid of a capsized Sunfish sailor in recovering the daggerboard (in case it slipped down), righting the turtled boat, and re-boarding the boat...
New to sailing, bought my first boat- a Capri 14.2 (1996). It has a hobie bob on it for anti-turtling and I have been reading forums here and anywhere I can find on tips and such but I still have a few questions.
I've set up a MinnKota 30 for getting in and off the ramp. Since I'm new...
I am planning to sail a laser 2 single handed. Do you guys know if a single person who weights about 65 kilos is heavy enough to right a laser 2 that capsized and turned turtle in a ˜15 knots wind? If yes, is this easy/hard?
I'm a new sailor, and have had trouble after capsizing my laser. should I be holding onto the main sheet line so that the boat can't sail away on its own?? Or dropping it so that the sail can luff ? My instinct is to hold onto it.