Tacking instead of Gybing

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claymore
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Tacking instead of Gybing

Postby claymore » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:22 pm

Does anyone know how to do it?

in

23kts of breeze from NW
Wind against tide
course SW

1 reef in Main
Half-furled Genoa (ish)
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Re: Tacking instead of Gybing

Postby jim.r » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:41 pm

Shout lee ho , put the helm over and chuckle as the crew scramble into action!

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Re: Tacking instead of Gybing

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:57 pm

jim.r wrote:Shout lee ho , put the helm over and chuckle as the crew scramble into action!


And if that doesent work, place yer heid firmely between legs an kiss yer Erse gooooooodby. :lol:
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Re: Tacking instead of Gybing

Postby ubergeekian » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:52 pm

claymore wrote:Does anyone know how to do it?

in

23kts of breeze from NW
Wind against tide
course SW

1 reef in Main
Half-furled Genoa (ish)


Isn't that a nice beam reach? Why would you want to tack or gybe?
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Re: Tacking instead of Gybing

Postby claymore » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:25 pm

Perhaps to avoid hitting land, for example in the Sound of Luing.....
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Re: Tacking instead of Gybing

Postby ubergeekian » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:44 am

claymore wrote:Perhaps to avoid hitting land, for example in the Sound of Luing.....


Get a stronger boat and use the bounce-tack manoeuvre?
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Re: Tacking instead of Gybing

Postby claymore » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:15 pm

Don't you find that tends to result in spilt coffee if undertaken at 11:00 hrs?
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