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that bad ol'''' downwind again
Gail, you say that you were closehauled, but that you were doing a jibe. If you were closehauled, then your sailing ''into'' the wind, and the manuver would be a ''tack'', not a jibe. If on the other hand, you wern''t closehauled, but were on a ''run'', then you would be doing a jibe.
To tack is to move the bow through the direction of wind. To jibe, is to move the stern through the direction of wind.
I''m not trying to be picky here, your use of these terms is going to effect the sort of response that you get, as the boat and sails are handled slightly differently between tacks and jibes.
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