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Basic maneuvers


Tacking is a sailing maneuver by which a sailing vessel, whose desired course is into the wind, turns its bow toward and through the wind so that the direction from which the wind blows changes from one side of the boat to the other, allowing progress in the desired direction. Communication - Get ready = "READY ABOUT" and "READY" - Im turnning = "HELM TO LEE" (start turning)

- Pull on the lines = "LEE HO" (pulling the sheets)

Standard Gybe Steps:

1. Bring the mainsheet in so the boom is near the center

2. Helm makes the call “Turning” then starts the turn

3. Mainsheet trimmer removes the handle Helm makes call “Gybe…. HO” with the HO happening when the leech flips over

4. Helm counter-steers to ensure the boat stays on a straight heading

5. Mainsheet trimmer eases the mainsheet

6. Ease foresail working sheet while taking in on the opposite sheet

Slam Gybe/Jybe Steps:

1. Ensure the mainsheet zone is clear and traveller is centered

2. Put the vang on in order to pull down the boom (and tension the leech)

3. Helm makes the call “Standby to Gybe”, then “Turning” at which point he starts the turn

4. Make sure someone (it could be the helm) guides the mainsheet across

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