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Old 07-02-2008
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Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
I'm not racing but am interested in making the smartest tack.
Here is my plan. Please fix, comment, adjust as necessary.
Two people

Helmsman: Ready about
Deck Hand: One wrap on lazy sheet. Uncleat working sheet and hold with one wrap.
Helmsman: Hard Alee, Starts turn of boat.
Jib backwinds, boat turns smoothly but fast, after bow passes the center of the wind the Deck Hand releases the jib by flipping off the one wrap and pulls as fast as possible on the sheet on the new tack.
When sheet stops, two more turns are taken on the winch, it is put in the self tailer and winch handle inserted.
Winching until the helmsman says OK.
Helmsman calls for any main sheet adjustments as necessary.

is that about it?
You can shorten that - as when pulling the jib sheet in - it should already have three wraps on the winch when pulling. the last wrap is around the self tailer and ready to winch when sheeted...you can pull with 3 wraps on as long as the trailing winch is loose with the one wrap or line let go...
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