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Chinese gybes are caused by either strong wind or a big wave.
A few gybes later I was removed from the helm as the novice sailors gave it a crack and I took care of the trim.
Within sight of the finish line, Witt had to make a gutsy call, whether to keep on the almost airless path he was on, or gybe with Rambler, which had taken a dig towards the shore where there was pressure.
As the big white-hulled ketch favoured broad gybe angles, Brindabella slid down the eastern shore.
I think we did well to gybe only once, because those are expensive, and in the end, we did well and had a lot of fun.
However the Oracle team's favourable gybe on the last leg almost robbed ETNZ of their sorely-needed point.
Other features of interest include our Tack & Gybe interview with McConaghy's Jono Morris on the surgery undertaken for the 'new again' super-maxi Wild Oats XI, which promises to be the one to watch in ocean races to come, despite the 2015 Hobart race retirement with a torn main.
To give yachts a clear area in which to manoeuvre before the start, and then ample room to tack or gybe as they race to the Heads, the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has declared an exclusion zone from 12pm to 2-3opm on Boxing Day, with the area for the racing yachts clearly marked by yellow buoys.
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