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post #8 of Old 07-05-2012
Tim R.
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Re: Poor tacking on a Hobie

No need to jibe unless on a downwind beat.

+1 for back-winding the jib.

Hobie 16s are very hard to tack but starting with the back-winding method you will eventuially figure out how to tack without back-winding.

The Hobie also sucks(speed wise) running DDW. Use many linked broad reaches and your VMG will go way up.

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