>> I often see sailors doing what I call a sink tail jibe. It looks like
>> they slow down, lean back, raking the sail backwards and sinking the
>> tail of the board, pivot the board around, then flip the sail.
>It's probably a *snap* jibe, and the latest issue of WINDSURFING shows
>Robbie Naish doing a laydown, carving, and snap jibe. Check it out.
This move sounds like the slow, low wind jibe one uses to get upwind
(like out past the swimming area at Coyote Pt) when you can't tack.
>> Can someone email me tips on doing it in high winds on a wave board.
>> I've tried emulating other sailors without much success.
>It should be a lot easier on a wave board because you can really hammer
>the rail, without having it knife into the water like a slalom board.
>As far as doing it in high winds, unless you want to nail someone with
>a load of water, why bother? If you're trying to make up ground up-wind,
>I'd just tack (nose, short board, etc...). Otherwise, a planing jibe will
>get you on your way (no, your other way) a lot quicker.
I haven't mastered tacking but can snap jibe my very difficult to jibe
course slalom board. The snap jibe is VERY useful at crowded sailing
sites like Candlestick or the Gorge where if is hard to find room to
carve a slalom board. I learned it by accident while running out of room
waiting for the downwind sailors to jibe (and make them) while screaming
towards shore.....Nice thing about course boards is they have flat
bottoms and thus stop quickly compared to a wave board.
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