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    Posted: 29 Jan 07 at 10:03am
The next "troubleshooting" feature in Yachts and Yachting concerns mark
roundings. Does anyone have any specific questions/problems they would
like to see discussed?
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My spinnaker drops are good, my speed is OK, but every time I come round
the leeward mark, the boat ahead is on my wind, and the one behind is
stopping me from tacking. How can I stop this happening?
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Yes.  Fastest way to tack an Osprey please.  Not being funny, I think I know the answer, but may be missing something.  Sometimes I tack at speed and accelerate well the other side.  Other times the whole damn thing slows down, usually as a result of me trying too hard to steer the boat with leeward heel. My instinct is to blame the crew, but I may have something to do with this. 

First thoughts are that it tacks fine if I don't try too hard.  Your thoughts sir.....

 

 

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Gybing an asymmetric in big winds.

I've done it perfectly on occasion, and I've completely messed up on the next. The line seems very thin between the ideal rate of turn where the boat carves smoothly round and the mainsail has no load in it, and the two alternatives of 'too fast followed by a broach', and 'too slow, everthing loads up and the main won't come across'.

I just take comfort from the Merricks & Walker video where they decide to abort a gybe to remind myself that even the best don't get it right all the time. That said, they wouldn't drop it in when I do!

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The other thing that would be useful is how to avoid mark traps and getting stuck when being the inside boat (and how much room you can legitimately claim).

Also how about when you are behind how to get to windward on the rounding, showing the coin from both sides.

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It would be great if in each article there were some exercises explained (with diagrams!) for people to practice mark rounding, starts etc during training sessions.
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i could do with some help in my 29er =/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHRzNZ4fqvA

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How to tack a double hander with single trapeze in wiring conditions without slowing down loads!! As Pierre sais it occasionally goes well and holds the speed but others it just stops!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HannahJ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jan 07 at 6:15pm
nice dive sailorboi
also: I've been told that in big winds it's easiest to gybe when going at high speed, but i find it difficult to move the rudder then, and always wait for lulls.  When i do manage a gybe at speed, it's always very violent with the boom whacking across and the boat often slewing up to windward

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Were you helm or crew sailor boi?
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