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gybe

, jibe Nautical
an instance of gybing
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This is great for tweaking the main, and when you have good crew, one person can ease sheets from one side, while another sheets on after a gybe.
Dongfeng were one of three boats to crash over on their sides midway through the Southern Ocean on the 6,776nm leg -- a so-called aACAyChinese gybe'.
Team SCA, Dongfeng Race Team and Mapfre all did Chinese gybes from Monday to Tuesday, but the three crews escaped injury despite the boats crashing over in a massive seastate and 40 knots of wind (75 kilometres an hour).
We had to throw a few gybes in, but still stayed in contact with WOXI into the light and fickle airs that presented themselves that night.
This was our chance to get on the podium and we missed it by just two gybes. On the finish line all the girls all burst into tears -- I was quite emotional for them, but it shows just how much they wanted it.
We went wide of the rhumb line and only needed a couple of gybes to make Tasman Light.
You had to play some gybes and take some options, it was full VMG sailing, so more of a game, more fun."
As winner of the Whitbread Round the World race, where you settled down for long legs, how would she handle the short tacks and gybes dictated by the confines of Sydney Harbour?
"We put in five or six gybes on the way up, but the first hour to hour and a half, the breeze did not shift at all," he said.