Similarly with gybing
: the boom slides over but is cushioned by the pressure against the fore-part of the sail and there' no standing rigging to crash against.
Approaching he leeward mark for the last time, the two twelves were engaged in a fierce gybing
duel when, in a moment of severe stress, one of Australia II's underdeck pulleys linking the rudder to the wheel ripped out of its welded jacket.
The country seemed to have an opinion on all concepts of tacking, gybing
and, indeed, covering!
They were hard windward works to the top marks laid off Nielsen Park at Vaucluse and lots of crash gybing
and kites flogging in the following breeze once the fleet turned the corner.
Impulse, fell overboard when a 25 knot gust bit just after gybing
Sailing is a physical activity, and as you're gybing
your way up the coast or rounding a mark on the harbour, you need full movement of your limbs, which makes wearing a PFD tricky, right?
We reached nearly 20 knots on some of the runs, which made gybing
the kite a do-or-the experience.
to avoid Clark Island showed that the running rigging worked with ease, with the primary winches close at hand for the skipper to operate.
Few other Olympic athletes can match the time spent on the water, the physical demand of hanging out on a trapeze, then instant tacking or gybing
, often for several hours in a day.
Several close races and plenty of luffing and gybing
duels meant day two of racing was heartily enjoyed by all.