Difference between tacking and gybing (aka jibing)

Tacking and Gybing
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When describing tacking and gybing,  a boring ol’ paper book must go into a thousand words about the difference between tacking and gybing with several graphics explaining wind from aft and wind passing through bow etc – ho hum. However, we leave it to just one animation for the new sailor. Further words about the difference between tacking and gybing would just be lost.

Perhaps you might be convinced now that multimedia animation and eLearning is the way to go.

Get started now with the NauticEd Day Skipper Course. Then once you contact one of our affiliated sailing schools, you’ll spend a lot more time understanding the finer nuances of real practical sailing rather than try to grasp the simple concepts wasting valuable on the water time. Get the theory out of the way online in a fun eLearning environment.

But there is also one note that we’d like to make here – notice the relative danger associated with gybing because of the fast moving boom. Again illustrated in full action comedy.

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Last updated on February 1st, 2023