Be careful with the tethers that hold you to the boat. They can kill if not equiped with a quick release. Two sailors were killed that way last month on Lake Michigan. See an excerpt from a news story below.
WingNuts overturned when thunderstorms moved through the area overnight, creating wind gusts of 52 knots
and 4- to 6-foot waves, according to a statement from the Chicago Yacht Club. The eight-member crew had lowered the sails
in preparation, but the wind
caught one of the hulls and flipped it over.
All of them were reportedly wearing safety harnesses that secured them to the boat — a precaution that keeps sailors from falling overboard
during rough seas, but can become a hazard when a boat capsizes.