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a windward broach, where the bow turns into the wind and the boat heels considerably. Is potentially a catastrophic event and is only slightly less dangerous than a round down. To recover, the mainsheet, boom vang, and spinnaker sheet should all be eased. The guy should be kept trimmed, because easing it allows the kite to remain full, which could worsen the situation and prevent recovery. A good rule of thumb to remember is to “ease the wet side.” Once the boat is brought back under control, the sails can be trimmed back in again. Just as the boat is de-powered from back to front, she should be powered up from front to back. See also: broach.

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