Since I don't race, I also don't sail DDW very often, unless it's the shortest course for the beach and end of the day. When I DO sail DDW, I definitely practice by the Lee and on the thin edge of a death roll. Mostly I love to work to weather and then enter my own imaginary slalom course, repeated gybes, "reach to reach" - and that is personally rewarding to me. (Oh, yes, Rob I also noticed my clew to the boom was off, and have tightened it way down!)Proper "by the lee" sailing is more stable and faster, (which equals less load) than DDW. DDW is the death roll zone.