Anatomy of a Spinnaker Set: Part 2 – The Jibe Set


            The jibe set is a potent weapon when executed properly. We will typically use it in a large right hand shift or when rounding in traffic as it allows us to sail away from the windward mark on port jibe. The set-up is the reverse of a bear-away set. The spinnaker is set on the starboard side and the pole is set up to port. The boat is jibed around the mark before the pole is raised.


1. Approach to Layline


2. On Layline (no more than five boatlengths from the mark)


3. Two Boatlengths to the Mark


4. At the Mark


5. After the Rounding