I am a new sailor. Last weekend I went sailing on the Neuss River and Pamlico Sound in NC. When I turned around and headed back in something happened that I don't understand. I was on a port tack and the wind
was NW and changing in the after noon to SW. All of a sudden the bow of my boat fell off. I had no rudder
control. I don't know if this was a current
or a gust that spun me around 365 degrees. If I had not let out the jib
I would have kept spinning. Can anyone explain this to me. What actually is happening in this situation.