Hey gang, Saturday was a great day for sailing here in west TX! The winds were 15-20 and my GF and I were out on the lake having a blast. Not many power boats proably due to the wind.
Anyway, a number of times in the past I've noticed that if I don't let out the mainsheet fast enough when coming through head-to-wind the old-windward-corner of the boat starts to submerge. I then quickly unsheet and scramble "up" to the other side and the situation is remedied. On Saturday, however, I guess I was a little slow and the boat flipped over said corner (in that case it was the port stern.)
I've given it a little thought but aside from going "okay I need to work on unsheeting when coming through head-to-wind" (and memorizing/employing Rick White's explanation of the Roll Tack) I'm not exactly sure what happened.
I'd be very appreciative if someone could tell me what's going on when that happens! Thanks in advance!
(On a sour note, the lock-nut holding my hiking stick came off so for the second half of the afternoon I was sailing just holding one tiller or the other.
"A little crazy but with big balls."