Ted Bretter has been telling me for months about an old Windsport article that did a thorough job of explaining how to derig at sea. He told me that it once got him out of quite a jam. “You’ve got to find a copy,” Ted’s been saying.
Now after the Wolf’s misadventures on the Peconic (getting separated from his gear during at attempted derig) Ted reminded me again. So I reached out to Windsport windsurfing magazine and said “Hey, a guy here says 8 years ago you had quite the article about emergency derigging...any chance you can find it and republish it?” In less than an hour it was on Windsport’s website.
Spend some time checking out (I will be). It is thorough. It is Ted tested. And it could save your gear (or your ass.)
Thank you Windsport! Good idea, Ted!