Sometimes in sailing it’s smart to stay safe and not take the dare. The safe maneuver is called the chicken gybe (jibe).
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I do this all the time, but I was out with a friend the other day and he was asking me to lead him through the details. I thought it was obvious but apparently not. Oh – and if you like this little tip and it helps – please LIKE it and LIKE us over […]
Tacking and Gybing If you like this post – please “LIKE” it or +1 it. It really helps us grow. 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 […]
The forecast was for 30 gusting to 40 knots and we were set to do race 10 – the final in the series. After Race 9 we were coming first with a 3 point lead. All we had to do was do ok and the series was ours. We were racing on Charmonet a Beneteau […]
Last week we were out on a Beneteau First 45 to participate in a local regatta race series. Until now I’d been working the main and Genoa but this week I wanted to step up and run the spinnaker sheet. Not usually a problem because I’ve done it plenty of times before … but this […]
Some tips are long and some are short – This short one will save your life or one of your crew. As you know – sailing downwind has the dangerous potential of the accidental gybe. This can be quite a common occurrence if you have an inexperienced crew at the helm or perhaps with a […]
When you’re getting ready to gybe, take the jib lazy sheet and wrap it around its winch and pull quite tight. This will pull the jib towards the windward side of the boat just a little. Now when you gybe, you don’t have to be so busy about pulling the jib sheet across quickly because […]
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