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Sailing downwind in big breeze is probably one of the most fun things you can do in sailing, especially on a boat capable of planing.

Doing so however, you risk broaching (capsizing), destroying sails, breaking the mast, colliding with other boats, and hurting your crew.

I’ve been involved in many of the above scenarios, but I’ve never seen this happen…

Want to see how the pros sail downwind?  Watch the boys from Quantum Racing:

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