Lastly simply turning on the spot has gotten a bit of bit boring. Whereas the 180 diploma flip is completed primarily at a standstill, the tack and the jybe benefit from the velocity with which we go into the manoeuvre.

The tack

For the tack we’re windsurfing on a broad attain and begin to lean the sail to the again to start out turning into the wind. Because the board begins to bear into the wind we put the entrance foot in entrance of the mast-foot and start to switch our weight onto it.

We now hold pulling the sail over the again of the board with a view to flip the bow via the wind.

As quickly because the sail is simply over the again of the board, we modify sides by swiftly bringing our again foot ahead and the entrance foot (pre aspect change) to that again on the brand new aspect.

As we accomplish that we additionally convey our again hand from the growth to the mast and the beforehand mast hand to the growth on the brand new aspect.

To conclude the tack, as soon as on the brand new aspect we should incline the mast forwards with a view to bear away from the shut attain and again to the broad attain course.

The jybe

The jybe is the subsequent step and considerably extra sophisticated as throughout this manoeuvre we could have the complete space of the sail accessible to the wind and subsequently quite a lot of stress construct up.

We begin on the broad attain as earlier than and incline the mast ahead. Because the board begins to bear away we transfer our entrance foot behind the again foot so that you’re crusing in a swap stance.

Because the board begins to show in direction of the downwind course we should hold leaning the mast nearer to the water in order that the board retains turning. In any other case we would get “trapped” on a working course and simply hold going downwind.

As soon as we have now turned via the downwind course, crusing with clew first, we transfer our toes ahead in order that the brand new entrance foot is touching the mast-foot and the brand new again foot is a shoulder width behind.

As soon as our toes are in place we shift the sail. At this level it can be crucial that as quickly as we let go of the again hand, we should convey the mast up in order that the clew would not contact the water as this normally ends in us having to let go of the rigs as we will not maintain it.

Now all that’s left is to lean the sail backwards in order that we return to the broad attain.

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