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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jan 07 at 9:33pm
Ooooooohhh that's mean... at least, I didn't get wet!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote olly_love Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 07 at 12:18am

get the kicker off asap and try to swim the bow round.  also if the crew goes to the middel of the boat and graps the leward trap wire and grab the tiler and waits for the helm to pull it up( not sure u can do this in a 49er) then when it comes up it slows the rise and u have stearing and the main just twists off.

on the 14 first thing we do is to dump the kicker then just run as fast as we can to hit the wires and if it is breezy then we try to get the tiller and controle it just like a water start on aboard

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Getting the first person off the board on in front of the mast to balance the boat and run for a trap handle if nessicary while the second person (either getting scooped or also off the board depending on whether you need 2 to right her) scrambles for the tiller and main always makes things easier. It doesnt matter who goes for what as you can swap back once theres some presure in the rig and your not going to fall in again. Kicker off as a few people have said makes a big difference too.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Calum_Reid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 07 at 12:43am
the musto guys all haul there cunningham on hard. really hard! helps make the sail loose water easier and takes some power outa it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 49erGBR735HSC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 07 at 6:34pm
No matter how windy it is, using the wind to right the boat, ie push the windward wing up, then rig, is the most effective way to right the 49er. Having the crew scooped whilst the boat is righted, means all control lines etc are let off, they are able to control the helm and you can get back sailing quicker. Granted you have to get in the leeward side, but at least you are working with the wind and not against it to right the boat. Never sent a crew to the front to hold the bow into the wind, too much hassle and never seems to work with the 49er and as the 49er is righted, it naturally screws up into the wind. Key thing is getting both crew and helm ready to sail as quickly as possible as 49ers don't do stationary. Someone has mentioned on the 49er site that they find this method best, and Ian Walker (I think) recommended the method many moons ago in y&y.
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Having only just started sailing a 49er a couple of months ago, we have found that the crew (normally the heavier out of the 2) stays holding the daggerboard whilst the helm jumps in to the boat and runs to the otherside balencing the boat. The crew who gets very wet slows the rate at which the boat comes up right and acts like a keel. If the boat stays up right then they just come out from under the boat  to the windward side, then tip the boat on top and they get on the wing.

Alternatively if the boat capsizes again they are already on the daggerboard and the helm can just step on to the board to right it.

It works almost everytime in over 20 knots and all the time in less.

also mega important in the 49er is pulling the jib in when u capsize otherwise you could end up snaping all your battens, you pull the jib in then uncleat it. And do this before you pull the kite in if have capsized with the kite up.

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