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post #11 of Old 07-05-2012
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Re: Poor tacking on a Hobie

PDQAltair is right. You want to come across the wind quickly, but smoothly. Don't shove the helm over so hard that you stall the rudders, but don't waste any time getting the head through the wind, either. There's a technique to it, and it takes a bit of practice, but it is eminently doable. And, yes, it can even be done in 2-3 knots of wind, and it can even be done with no headsail.
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