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Mike,

In addition to the other threads, to which I have contributed, I have in-sail buoyancy at the top of my sail. There is much discussion as to how well this works – all I can say is that last year when my crew (honestly – she was helming!) tipped my World over in Ullswater the in sail buoyancy kept the boat level, not only giving me time to release the jib sheets but then climb up the inside to get onto the centreboard without getting wet. All much to the amazement of those watching on shore who were convinced she would go right over. The advantage of the in-sail buoyancy is that it is discreet, no windage when used, no difficulties drilling masts etc and gives multiple uses. As to how well it works when reefed I cannot say but I am now much more confident than I was.

Adrian