Re: Class (Tidal Rips) Re

Posted by FrankP on Dec 13, 2004


I don't know if you were seriously questioning the lean downstream thing or not, but that's the right move. Leaning upstream rips the boat out from under you and you capsize. Essentially, leaning downstream allows the current to keep pushing the boat under your CG instead of out from under it. That way the current works for you instead of against you.

Think of tilting a glass on edge on a place mate. If you pull the place mat toward the tilt the glass will level out and sit on its bottom surface. If you pull the mat away from the tilt, it will pull the glass further over until it falls completely.

It's not intuitive, but it's true, lean downstream.


In Response to: Re: Class (Tidal Rips) Re by Mac on Dec 13, 2004