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To: illiac
Because he's a helmsman! No disrespect intended, but he's pretty much at the pinnacle of his sport.

As an aside, I've been racking my brain about the "bear away" maneuver. It used to be named another way, and I can't remember either it or the "call" that it was about to be performed. Any sailors out there?

4 posted on 05/10/2013 11:20:03 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Travis McGee

Ping.


5 posted on 05/10/2013 11:22:10 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: 1rudeboy

I have heard it mentioned as bearaway set....some more info:

http://www.bowmansunion.com/2002_web/html/bearaway.htm


6 posted on 05/10/2013 11:26:38 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: 1rudeboy
Tacking is when you change direction and swing the boom over with the bow into the wind.
Bear away sounds like a jibe, during which the boom swings over with the stern to the wind.
7 posted on 05/10/2013 11:27:39 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: 1rudeboy
It used to be named another way, and I can't remember either it or the "call" that it was about to be performed. Any sailors out there?

All I can find is that the bear away maneuver is also called "HELM TO WINDWARD."

9 posted on 05/10/2013 11:30:16 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: 1rudeboy

They are racing 70’ catamarans in Americas Cup now? Ridiculous. A “Bear away” in multihull sailing is a way to deal with a gust. Traditionally in a gust you either trun slightly into the wind and/or ease the sails to depower. On modern racing multihulls they sometimes turn away from the wind to make it easier to fly the upwind hull, balancing it out by easing the main sail and keep the boat moving fast. All while going 30+ knots across the water. Very rad stuff and not in the Americas Cup Tradition.


11 posted on 05/10/2013 11:32:36 AM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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