If the mast always hits the water…
If the mast hits the water while the sail flips, focus more on taking a wider grip on the boom, with your backhand further back before you initiate the move. This allows you to do release the front hand more easily and place it further back, closer to the clew (picture 5 and 6) to pull the sail windward (picture 7 and 8). Also, do not wait too long to do the flip – if you have already gone past the point when the sail is light, and then you try to duck you will catapult over the front!
Photos/text: Stephan Gölnitz/Manuel Vogel/Andy Chambers.
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