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James MacGibbon and Stanley Caldwell, ed., The New Glenans Sailing Manual, Norton, 1972/78.

ACCIDENTAL GYBE

The boat has passed from the position of wind astern, unnoticed, and it is sailing by the lee. The sail slams over unexpectedly. The kind of gybe can be violent, breaking something or, quite simply, making the boat capsize.

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