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Energetic skilled young girl, this youngster from Morro Bay Yacht Club Junior Lifeguard Sailboat Race in Morro Bay, CA., demonstrates sailing skills in avoiding a capsize by yanking up the centerboard and heaving to

Boat capsizing. Notice the boat flips over to a 45 degree angle before turning a full 90 degrees.

Capsizing is the form of flipping a boat over to a 90 degree angle. It can happen purposely, or accidentally. However it happens, the boat falls to a 90 degree angle. In extremely rare cases, the boat, when it capsizes, turns around. Also known as a turning turtle, the daggerboard is down when a capsize is on.