Here's a great video made by Yakass on how to right an AI. I used the same principle on the TI and it worked.viewtopic.php?f=70&t=22159&p=98392&hilit=capsize#p98392
Dosjers, when I capsized, the wind was blowing almost dead on my Port side and it was the rear Starboard Aka that came adrift, and I did not have the tramps on.
It was blowing hard (perhaps the wind was more than 15kts) as the swell was about 2-2.5mtrs, and I only had the sail partially furled. The swell is what made everything difficult for me in turning the TI back up.
When I capsized, first thing I made sure of is I was free of any ropes. Then I grabbed the main sail rope, uncleat it and then grabbed the furling rope and pulled the sail in (all with the TI upside down).
Next I had to insert the aka back into the crossbar (by this stage it was only attached to the ama by the bungee cord and I could see through the water that it was pointed straight down. There was a great possibility that I would loose it in the ocean).
Fitting the aka into the crossbar was not as easy when you're being pounded by the swell every 3-4 seconds. The swell bobbed the whole thing up and down and made the aka/ama swing in and out, and forward and backwards.
When I finally got the aka in, each time I climbed on the aka to tip the TI over, a big swell will hit it (and as I was barefoot), I'd slip back in the water. The TI's hull & Amas underbelly are very slippery - great for hydrodynamics but bad for grip. It was definately much, much easier in calmer waters.
I've since deviced a bungee system on my akas to ensure even if they unclip from the crossbar, the aka will not drift out. I can't wait to tests it out.
I'll also sail with 2mtr ropes already tied to the grab handles (one on each side) with the excess stored in the netting on each side. So if I capsize again, I don't have to squabble under an upside-down TI to search for the ropes.
This experience also made me think if I should wear aqua foot gear for safety reasons.
Anyway the video by Yakass, helped me a great deal.