Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Slowing down in increasing winds
Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
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Hi bill and all. This acidental gybe discussion started from a boat having to do a crash gybe to avoid a collision. Opinions were given regarding lifting the pin on the traveller line control winch to allow the traveller to run free in the gybe. I expressed concern at the lack of control on the boom leading to excessive shock loading. The proper way to gybe is to pull the mainsheet in, pass in a controlled manner through the gybe and as the load comes on feed the mainsheet out quickly but with some restraint. In racing I have seen split mains and bent booms when this is not done. In pur situations as .mum snd dad sailors with octen only one on watch we cant slways do it the best way so we must do sll we can to reduce shock loading. When gybing by choice i remove the preventer' the traveller stays fully extended.in dtrongercwind I would centralize the traveller I pull the mainsheet in. Then i gybe, then wind the traveller scross to the new side. Be prepared for high loads on the winch handle as you wind across. As to the attachment point for the preventer I hope you all use the mainsheet spot' not the forward boom vang attachment point. In extreme conditions don't gybe. Go head to wind and tack and bear away to the new course. We call that a granny gybe. Alternatively when you are head to wind do what you should have done before the conditions got extreme and furl the main and mizzen.
On 30 May 2mizzen 018 at 14:57 "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: