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post #5 of Old 07-05-2010
SEMIJim
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Your crew member was wrong. Gybing is simply moving the leach of the mainsail, rather than the luff, through the wind. You can be on a broad reach, in which case gybing will involve a course change, or you can be on a dead run, in which case it will not.

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