Tips for Gybing Asymmetrical Spinnaker:
Tim Healy (North Sails) and Andy Burdick (Melges Performance Boats) offer tips on the two types of gybes for the asymmetrical spinnaker…
This gybe is performed in the lighter wind conditions (5-10 knots). Another indicator is the angle you are sailing downwind. If you are sailing a low angle (almost running dead downwind), then this style of gybe is best. When performing this style of gybe, you do want your jib furled during the maneuver.
The end goal with this gybe is to reduce steering through the maneuver. This allows the boat to keep consistent speed through the gybe and allows you to stay in a narrow wind lane, if…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Tips for Gybing Asymmetrical Spinnaker, Editor
World Match Racing Tour Heads to Copenhagen:
The rivalry between Ian Williams (GBR) and Taylor Canfield (ISV) has been the defining story of the World Match Racing Tour in recent years. Even with the switch from keelboats to M32 catamarans, the rivalry looks as strong and closely matched as ever. The next event of the ‘short season’ of 2016 is the World Match Racing Tour Copenhagen, taking place from May 9 to 14. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – World Match Racing Tour Heads to Copenhagen, Editor