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Topic: Gybing in strong winds

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Gybing in strong winds can be a challenge

Getting a 12 through a gybe in strong winds is probably the most challenging bit of boat handling you are likely to experience.

Don't be put off if you capsize a few times initially, to get it right consistently will take quite a bit of practice. And if it is really wild then don't be afraid to tack around instead.


The golden rules are:

  1. Gybe with the boat flat.
  2. Gybe when going really fast