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MOB: Modified beam reach

I know that this has been discussed a lot here, but I just read about this maneuver in Sailing magazine and I like it. MOB....fall off or head up to between a beam and broad reach for a distance. Do a quick tack and sail the opposite coumrse up to the MOB, luffing sails when necessary. As you reach MOB head into wind and recover the MOB. Simple procedure, easy to remember and no jibing. And can be done from what ever point of sail you are on.
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Re: MOB: Modified beam reach

However you make a turn, the most important things are to keep the person in sight and then hit the gps mob button unless it requires you to take your eyes off the person. It's so very easy to lose sight of someone on a rough day.

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Re: MOB: Modified beam reach

I've practiced that alot it works pretty well...I think the tricky part is to not fall too far off the wind on a broad reach, that you can't get back upwind to the MOB on the reciprocal course without pinching too much. If there's current involved it will also factor into the equation.

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