I was sailing my little Skerry inside the breakwall because the waves were a bit much outside and I still had the nice wind and got caught in a tail-wind storm-is-a-coming-wind. I don't think I have ever gone so fast in a sailboat in my life. The water was all frothy just like it had been beaten with a whisk. Didn't help that the wind kept shifting around.
I was at the limit of my strength to keep the sail controlled and the rudder going. Because the wind was behind me the boat kept pulling to one side because the sail was way out to one side.
Is there any disadvantage in putting a double block instead of the 2 single ones I have now? I think that would give me a better mechanical advantage.
While I was (almost) flying home the boat started wobling from side to side. I turned the boat a bit and I was just lucky it stopped. It was a sort of pendulum motion that was building. What did I do wrong to get this started? I asked at the club but it wasn't something anyone had had happen to them.
On the bright side, not a drop of water came in Cricket except what was flying around lifted by the wind. She behaved very well.