Your most likely mid-pole snuffed. If you have a seperate tack go ahead and pull the tack out as you are rounding the upwind mark. Once rounded get the chute up as quickly as possible. Keep the main sheeted hard and the jib, just like you are going to weather. Come up to heat the spin and get the hull lifted and then bear away carrying the speed with you.
Remember that if you get overpowered you will need to dive down, always be aware of boats beneath you! Releasing the main traveler some will backwind the spin and slow you down slightly. Never release the main halyard when flying a spin, quick way to bend a mast.
Be cautious at the downwind mark as you are dousing to avoid stalling and conflicting with more experienced skippers coming in very hot.
Good Luck and Have Fun!
It turned out to be blowing in the 20's so I didnt feel confortable flying the spin for the first time in those conditions. It a was a reach for 80% of the trip so I still was the 2nd one back to the beach I will probably correct out 3rd or 4th but still not bad for my second trip on this boat.
NCMBM Thanks this was the info I was looking for can you tell me how the rotator should be set when the chutes up?
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