Tips from Dr. Crash

Dr. Crash goes over a few common capsize situations and how best to get out of them. From out February 1997 issue.

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Tips from Dr. Crash

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Whether you're just beginning sailing or can practically eat, sleep, and drink on the wire, Dr. Crash has some tips for you that will never lose their usefulness. "Interestingly, if this were a singlehanded boat, with the mast pointed perfectly to windward, the jockey would have to perform one of my favorite maneuvers, the "Shamu Express." You see, when the wind catches the sail with the mast pointed to windward, there is no stopping Mother Nature. That mast is going to fly through a 180-degree arc, and crash back down to the water's surface before you can even blink. So the trick is to take a deep breath and simply hang on to that board..." Read more here.