Sam­ple play calls and what they mean.

Sailing World - - Swinging in the burg -


Dou­ble tack: Two suc­ces­sive tacks Wind shot: Head-to-wind breeze check Head-to-wind: Hold bow into the wind Ac­cel­er­ate: Trim sails, speed build Hook: Setup with bow un­der­neath an op­po­nent’s lee­ward quar­ter


Tack: Full-speed ma­neu­ver Drop tack: Pre-de­ter­mined bear-away an­gle; im­me­di­ately fol­lowed by a tack Dip: Pass­ing be­hind a com­peti­tor Lee­bow: Tack­ing into a con­trol­ling po­si­tion ahead and to lee­ward of a com­po­nent


Jibe: An­gle-to-an­gle jibe Blow-through jibe: Hold the weather sheet longer be­fore re­lease, al­low­ing sail to lay against the head­sail. Use­ful in strong winds. Up and be­hind: Sail a brief high course to pass be­hind an­other com­peti­tor in or­der to switch rel­a­tive po­si­tions.


Soak: Sail ar­ti­fi­cially lower. VMG mode: Sail op­ti­mal course and speed to the mark. Heat mode: Sail a slightly higher down­wind an­gle to build speed. Foot­ing mode: Sail a slightly lower course for tac­ti­cal or per­for­mance rea­sons. Point­ing mode: Sail a slightly higher course: to be used for tac­ti­cal or per­sonal. De­power: Ad­just rig and sails to de­power the sail plan in or­der to main­tain ef­fi­cient speed and height. Power up: Ad­just rig and sails to ac­cept a more pow­er­ful sail shape.


Bear- away set: Stan­dard round­ing; spin­naker hoist and best exit an­gle Jibe set: Weather mark move where spin­naker is hoisted while on star­board Mex­i­can: Jib­ing and drop­ping the sail at the lee­ward mark af­ter lay­ing it in the fore­sail keeps it in the boat. Wind­ward drop: Pulling the spin­naker down into the boat (make sure guy is free to run) Lee­ward drop: Stan­dard spin­naker down be­hind the main­sail Left- hand turn ( gate): Round left- hand

mark (look­ing down­wind) Right-hand turn (gate): Round right-hand mark (look­ing down­wind) Apex turn: In-tight, out-wide mark exit

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