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post #12 of Old 07-05-2010
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Originally Posted by zAr View Post
So this past weekend with the boat on a broad reach starboard tack I wanted to put the boat on a broad reach port tack.

I (as skipper and helm) explained to my crew what I intended to do, saying I wanted to put us on a broad reach port tack, so let's gybe.

One crew member went...ballistic, saying I'm not using the term correctly, that gybing does not involve a course change, only bringing the boom over to the other side without changing course.

Your thoughts? This led to quite a distracting argument.
Toss the mutinous miscreant over board.
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