Author Archives: John Morris

Upwind Sailing

Upwind sailing is somewhat difficult to learn, but it is a very important concept. This tutorial introduces how to sail upwind (tacking upwind), and a number of tips to simplify the task. How to Sail Upwind A sailboat cannot sail directly into the wind, yet it can move in an upwind direction. Examine the picture below: The […]

Jibing a Sailboat

This sailing tutorial explains what a jibe (occasionally spelled gybe) is, how to jibe a sailboat, and the challenges jibing presents. Definition of Jibing Jibing, one of the other turning maneuvers, is simply the opposite of a tack. Recall that during a tack, the bow of the boat passes through the wind. During a jibe, […]