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Interesting, reducing the kicker adds twist and (apparently) de-powers the sail. So this is where I have been going, However it does seem to lead to a loss of control and some increase in instability.
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Are you falling in to windward? Probably not enough kicker so the leach flicks open. David Greening ( Solo expert) advised me to mark the kicker so you can replicate a good leach stable setting.
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I goes like this...

Downwind, get hit by a gust, capsize...

Is it better to avoid being dead downwind and keep some lateral pressure on the boat. Maybe taking the run as two broad reaches and time a mid run gybe when condition suit? 

Is it important to keep my weight aft so the flat bit of the hull is more in contact with the water and hopefully more stable? I sail a Europe.

Or maybe (probably) I'm just a bit rubbish! Big smile
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