Was out on a 16 for the 1st time yesterday. Still waiting for a few parts to show up for mine so figured I would crew on my buddys to see what I have gotten myself into!
Never had so much freakin fun on a sailboat!
Anyways we sailed up wind to the end of the lake.
Turned around and we were broad reaching back down the lake and just about pitch poled a few times. Winds were a lil gusty 20+mph.
When your getting the bow down too deep running down wind is turning the boat deeper really what you want to do? I have turn up/let out so in-grained into me that it threw me off.
Whats the proper procedure for higher wind downwind/broad reach sailing as far as traveler/main/boat angle to limit power?
Most days on our favorite local mountain lake are pretty much 20+ all afternoon...so need to get this dialed in before I go out on my new to me 16 and get worked.