When to Jibe Set

Olympic gold medalist Robbie Haines shares his thoughts on when, where, and how to call a jibe set in a keelboat. From our April 1996 issue.

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When to Jibe Set
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While a jibe set at the weather mark can be tricky, sometimes a flawless execution, or even just a good one, can help you make gains in a race. "As the boat approaches the weather mark, communication becomes one of the tactician's most important jobs. When you decide to call for a jibe set, everyone on the crew must fully understand their duties--including the helmsman." Read more here.