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How do you GYBE a gennaker?

The Gennaker can also be jibed while still flying. Square down to a very broad reach, tension the windward Gennaker sheet, and haul hard as you release the working sheet. Pull and pull and pull until the sail collapses, inverts, and starts to trim back on the new jibe; then finish the turn and jibe the main.

What is the difference between a GYBE and a tack?

Tacking is how you head upwind, pointing as high into the wind as possible, to keep the sails full. A jibe is conducted when you are heading downwind. Both involve the processes of turning the boat to change course when the current direction of travel is no longer possible or safe.

What is a Chinese GYBE in sailing?

A Chinese gybe on a sailing vessel is a type of gybe where the upper section of the main sail moves cross the boat, filling from the opposite side, whilst the lower section and boom remain on the original side of the vessel.

What is an outside GYBE?

Outside gybing is not purely reserved for boats with extra-short poles or top notch race crews. The key to success is to ensure the spinnaker flies out freely, like a flag, so the clew passes directly in front of the boat. Picture steering the boat around the sail, rather than pulling the sail around the boat.

What is a gybe in sailing?

A jibe (US) or gybe (Britain) is a sailing maneuver whereby a sailing vessel reaching downwind turns its stern through the wind, which then exerts its force from the opposite side of the vessel. For square-rigged ships, this maneuver is called wearing ship.

What does gybe mean in sailing?

2 : to change a vessel’s course when sailing with the wind so that as the stern passes through the eye of the wind the boom swings to the opposite side. transitive verb. : to cause (a sail or vessel) to jibe this maneuver was bound to force her to jibe her mainsail from one side to the other— Jack London.