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Old 11-28-2012
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Re: Poor tacking on a Hobie

I've done it three ways myself:
  • Back winding the jib. Almost always works, but you lose all boat speed.
  • Heading off the wind a little to build up boat speed before tacking. Got to do this smoothly, & without using the rudders as brakes, or you get stuck in irons.
  • Gybing round ~270°
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