For many people, especially people who get sea sick consistently, I believe the root cause is psychological. One of my daughters falls into that category. She always gets sea sick (not always enough to ), even in protected waters and even though our boat is stabilized and even though she spends lots of time sailing sabots (probably averages 20+ hours a week during the winter, 30+ per week during the summer) and never gets sick then. A couple weeks ago, we had planned a trip from MdR to Newport Beach and back. My daughter was crying out of her dread of becoming sea sick. To relieve her anxiety, I told her that if she got sea sick and really ed, I would buy her a GoPro (something she wants for sailing). The seas were pretty good going down and she was fine. Coming back, the wind was averaging 20 knots and the seas had built up to about 5 feet on a pretty short interval. One of our dogs ed, twice. I scooped up the in paper towels between my hands and threw it overboard. Took about 5 trips to get it all. That sight was too much for my wife to bear so she ed a bunch. (At least she got it all overboard.) My daughter, who was probably looking forward to getting sea sick since it meant getting a GoPro, was just fine. No problem. Now she knows her sea sickness is psychological, induced primarily by a fear of getting sea sick. So, the moral is, don't expect or worry about getting sea sick. Keeping busy helps some. Drinking beer helps others.