Bear off and capsize in a big breeze – Jonathan Lobert

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This video snippet – taken from a longer video on the Jonathan Lobert Facebook page – shows the way of bearing off in a powerful dinghy in a blow…….and then how to capsize a cat-rigged boat in a blow.

The detail is there if you watch. From the hard work of bearing off right up to that tiny luff he makes as the boat first rolls to windward. He tries to correct himself very quickly and to bear away, but is too late to stop the roll.

Sploosh. Even Olympic medallists get it wrong!

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