- Dec 29, 2008
I couldn't think of any cases, and the Admiral reminded my of a couple we took along when we were repositioning from our winter haulout marina to our summer marina on Lake Erie. They represented themselves to be very experienced sailors. He was on the genoa sheet winch when we were hit by a microburst that had to be 60 kts. I directed him to quickly slacken the sheet, and looked over to see that he had the sheet fouled on the winch and unable to free it due to the force on the sail. we heeled this 40 ton vessel well over to port as we rounded up into the wind. Exciting!