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Sheet Twisting


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how to avoid the sheet twisting upwind? This causes me big problems at the windward mark because I can't let go of the sheet quickly


Upside down?
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Shortly before getting there, you need to make sure the sheet can run free (with your tiller hand).
Yes, that's easier said than done.
Some Europeans who I met on the water called this trick 'run the giraffe'.
Personally, I also try some sheet 'management' with my feet as I go upwind. Sometimes not so successfully... :(

PS: Some ropes twist more readily than others