Pulling the sail in while running in heavy air will make the boat lean to leeward (not good); this will slow you down as well. As has been stated prior in this thread, you really want to keep the boat flat during the jibe. Having the board up to some extent is good, until the point where you loose stability, but make sure the boom won't hit the board as the boom/sail comes across during the jibe, or you will swim ....snfish60 said:In heavy air I do a controlled Jibe, which consists of pulling the sail in all the way and grabbing the boom as I jibe when I am on the new tack I then release the mainsheet to the desired sail position.
In heavy air and swells, sometimes it is necessary that I pull up the daggerboard a bit . I usually do not have to do this on a jibe, but sometimes when I am coming about