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shift from one side of the ship to the other

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Previously the leeward boat governed by Rule 17 could simply gybe and thereby break the overlap and gybe back having removed the limitation placed on herself by Rule 17.
Sally will go wide but without the need to gybe she should execute a fairly brisk rounding.
Sailing the Blazer 23's for only the second time, Rooklyn's team was tested in all the races by the local crews with most races won on the last gybes to the finish.
It seems like only a few months ago that I was scrunched into a sailing dinghy with my dad, trying to fathom the mysteries of wind shifts, luffs and gybes.
You had to play some gybes and take some options, it was full VMG sailing, so more of a game, more fun.
Throwing in a few gybes went without fuss as I leaned forward to take charge of the mainsheet from the helm position as the Dehler spun around nicely, I'd say.
On the AC 72's it will take up to a minute - and with the long and narrow course layout in San Francisco, allowing teams multiple opportunitities to pick the sailing angles to defend their position or attack the opposition, there could be up to fifty tacks and gybes during a 2013 America's Cup race.
Rooklyn's crew, particularly his foredeck hand, had to have nerves of steel, with their skipper throwing in short sharp tacks and gybes at mark roundings surrounded by others from three classes.