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Topic: Gybing in light winds

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Gybing in light winds

Gybing a 12 in light winds feels great. The light rounded hull and responsiveness make them a joy to roll gybe.

Here's how to get the most out of your gybe.

  1. On your approach to the buoy aim slightly to windward of it (as shown here) so you can bear away before the mark and complete the gybe close to the buoy.
  2. The helm should communicate in advance when they intend to gybe.
  3. A count down to the gybe can help helm and crew co-ordinate movements.