Message #489 by:  Chris Browning
Posted on:  Monday 21st of April 2003 at 1:27 pm
When starting out, there are three important things that
help you through a tack.
Firstly, you will need to back the jib, hold it on its original
side until the boat is through the wind before sheeting it
to the new side.
Secondly, do not release the mainsheet until the boat is
head to wind. This helps the boat power through the
turn. As soon as it is head to wind release a couple of
feet of rope and sheet in again as it gets going.
Thirdly, moving your crew weight back helps lift the boat
through the tack. Not too far, or in the wind you can go
over backwards!
A combination of the above should see you through
most tacks!

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