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Re: First time on the water today, I could use some advice!

My understanding is that coming about and gybing are both forms of tacking. I could very well be wrong (and it wouldn't be the first time), but that is what I was taught. Hence, the skipper should say "ready about" if he is about to tack through the wind and prepare to gybe if tacking with the wind coming across the stern.

And one more thing, you can have down wind tacking duels as well as upwind tacking duels. So a gybe has to be considered a tack.
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