There’s a story behind that.
When I was first racing J30 I did ok on calm water but still greened a bit. We had an overnight from Charleston to Hilton Head that was predicted calm. When we turned the jetty we were confronted with 25kn and 12’ seas. I held my pie hole closed and touched out a couple hours until dark. All the hard core crew members were below deck puking. Three of us were green but functional. Eventually I knew I was done and asked the captain “where do you want the dead weight?” He looked at me funny so I repeated the “rules”
1. Puke over the side
2. Aim for distance.
3. Stay out of the way.
He pointed stern and windward. I grabbed three sail ties, sat my ass on the rail and repeated the rules as I tied myself head outward to the rail.
Next morning they commented that
1. Jaysen makes a great backrest.
2. Even when I can’t stand up I can still trim, reef and steer.
3. No one else ever yelled “this is great!” with more enthusiasm while puking up breakfast from three days ago.
I’m always sick offshore the first day. Never had a problem the second day. Never had a third to to see how that turns out.