hi, im not that well educated in sailing, but if i have a chance to be under a sail, im there. now from what i understand, sailboats have keels to keep them from rolling over, and some sailboats have ballasts to help the keel
. but still, is it possible to roll over with the wind
speed going from 5 to 10 knots an hour and 23' sloop
Im questioning this, because my father and i rented a 23' hunter
in NJ today from Nelson Sailing center (great place for starters, excellent teachers) and while catching speed, we were comming very close to the water
, infact, im sure that if we wouldnt turn away, we would eventually roll over, but is this so?