Message #596 by: Fabio Lavatelli
Posted on: Friday 22nd of August 2003 at 6:39 pm
Subject: Unable to right a HC 14 alone

Hi friends,

I have intentionally capsized my HC 14 few times and I am able to right it with my crew (my father), however I have never been able to right it alone. I weight 68 Kg, mast is two pieces one and it has the float device on its top. I have done my tests with almost no wind and I pointed the mast into the (very low) wind that was blowing.

I wonder if it's my technique which lacks or if it's not easy to right a HC 14 in the mentioned conditions.

Thanks in advance


Message #603 by: Ron
Posted on: Thursday 28th of August 2003 at 2:09 pm
Subject: righting 14

the windier it is, the easier it is!
Dont fall over when there is no wind!


Message #834 by: Pongo  (email: [email protected])
Posted on: Friday 19th of March 2004 at 2:29 pm
Subject: Righting a Hobie

1. Make sure mainsheet and traveller are ALL THE WAY OUT
2. Try wind between mast and bows - works better for me
3. Drink beer until you make 80kg - then it's EASY
(proved by 14 capsizes in S.Shields Nationals ....)