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Flying the outrigger too high can be dangerous, since it is possible to flip the canoe over. Lifting the outrigger clear of the water eliminates some water resistance and makes the boat go faster. It is not unusual to see sailors trying to develop top speed. The man on the outrigger is trying to keep it down with his weight.