"No Go Zone"
Hi! My name is Joe and I''m rather new to sailing. I have been boating countless times in my life but until recently, I had never been sailing. I''m still a beginner and I have a lot to learn, but lately I have been beating myself up because I find that if I don''t grab enough speed before a tack or if I overshoot a Gyb (I hope I spelled that right) I will lose my power in the middle of the "No Go Zone" and get stuck with my head in the wind. I will lose all my speed and undershoot a tack and the sails will just start luffing... The only way I have been able to get out of this situation is to use the motor and I consider that to be "cheating"... if anybody has any tips about how to fight out of the "No Fly Zone", or any tips that will help me avoid getting caught with my bow facind the wind I would appreciate it if you would help me out and post them here.