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Word: jibe

Definition: agree; be in harmony with; gibe


Sentences Containing 'jibe'

A phrase to help remember this is: "light jibe, hard tack" (light/hard referring to wind strength) Of course being caught in irons near shore/structures in strong wind can be catastrohphic.
All on deck must be aware of, and if possible avoid, the potential arc of the boom, mainsheet and other gear in case an accidental jibe occurs during a run.
An uncontrolled jibe can happen suddenly by itself when sailing downwind if the helmsperson is not paying attention to the wind direction and can be very dangerous as the main boom will sweep across the cockpit very quickly and with great force.
Before jibing the command "Ready to jibe" is given.
If in light wind, a jibe is the better choice as there's less danger of the wind tipping the boat.
Loss of attention by the helmsperson can lead to an accidental jibe, causing injury to the boat or crew.
The command "Jibe-ho" is given to execute the turn.

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