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    Posted: 11 Dec 09 at 8:26pm
Hi all.

Just to start the boat in question is the Byte CII

Now on the rooster DVD in oreder to survive the death roll you bear away further and move weight into the boat.
Makes sence.

Now on the www.byteclass.org website the how to video reckons you pull the sheet sharply and head up?

Now on the rooster DVD pushing the rudder to head up will accelerate the roll?

Whats the solution?
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Having watched neither video, and never sailed a byte (so well informed then!), perhaps the Byte class video is focusing on stopping you swimming, whilst the rooster one is more focused on converting the roll into speed?
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Hi Zailor,

I have always found it best to try to quickly move into the boat and, at the
same time, push the tiller away and pull in a yard of mainsheet.

If the boat starts to 'rock and roll', e.g. with an unstayed rig, I find it best to
sheet in a bit and put some plate down until you get yourself stable and
sorted out.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote GarethT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Dec 09 at 10:11pm

I tried the rooster way in my OK and couldn't believe it ..... absolutley amazing.

It feels counter-intuitive to me having done the opposite for 25 years, but my 10 year old lad went to a Steve Cockerill talk just after he started racing and has done it Steve's way from the start. Okay, it's an optimist he sails rather than something unstable, but he'll go out when it's really blowy and push it to the limit downwind knowing he can recover with a quick pull of the tiller.

Once you've done it a few times you'll know which is best.

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I'm no expert, but don't both methods achieve the same thing by in effect oversheeting the main ?
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Definately bear away harder. The rudder has a bigger effect than you may think. Also as your mast is effectively the leech downwind, then bearig away actually feathers the rig a bit easing some of the power.

Doesnt work on the 700 though as I cant let the main out that far!
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What if you are already sailing dead downwind, if you bear away you will be sailing by the lee or even gybe? Also it must depend on how close you are to the mark and whether you take it to port or starboard.
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The pointing up and sheeting in, bit more board down option is 'calming things down' the Rooster bear-away is more of a 'get out of jail when you tested the limits and just crossed them' approach. If you think about the plane of the rudder  as it provides the counter-intuitive lift to the bow, it has to be getting somewhere near horizontal in the water to have the dramatic effect you experience when you do it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zzzz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Dec 09 at 9:40am
When you are in a death roll situation, as in: if you do nothing you are going swim, the boat is already coming on top of you, kind of situation (hence the name DEATH ROLL, traditionally this is accompanyed by panic, a brown wetsuit and just enough time for a quick expletive before hitting the water pretty hard).  If you push the tiller away from you, best get your armbands on and book some swimming lessons at the local pool. The boat wants to bear away (windward heel), the rudder wants to head up, result: a big fight in which neither you or the boat will win, the water always wins that one hands down.  Gotta be bear away every time (in a laser or similar type of boat such as a byte).
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