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post #13 of Old 11-15-2011
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"Ready about" or "Jibe ho" do it for me.
Everyone on board should know what to expect from the helmsman (person).
I don't like it when a skipper decides to change tacks without announcing to the crew what he/she is anticipating and expects them all to be mind readers. The whole point of crewing a boat is so that everyone acts in concert. Surprises are not what make it work but the crew working in concert does make it work smoothly.
"Ready about" is more of a question to the crew on the lazy and windward sheets to make them aware that a course change is intended and action on their part is required. "Hard to lee" means that the helm has been put hard over.
Transcend that.

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