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    What is this move called, please?

    Hello,

    Can anyone please tell me the name of the move where the sailor is sailing along, say on starboard tack, and then quickly slips in front of the sail (like a tack), but keeps sailing on the same tack (starboard in this example), but is standing on the leeward side (technically) of the sail?

    You can see it a lot in this video: https://vimeo.com/164741446

    Thanks.

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    I think what you are talking about is just "ducking the sail". He pretty much always goes under the back of the sail, not round the front, just to set himself in front to sail position. Sometimes he switches his feet in the straps first, other times he stays switch foot on the new side. It is a set up position for freestyle moves, but I guess it is half of a duck tack, just without the heading through the wind bit.
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    Thanks boards_gmac. It does appear that it is always done just prior to some other kind of move, usually a hop/jump of some kind. But to me at my level of sailing, it looks like a cool move all in its own right, and I was just wondering if it had a name. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kody View Post
    Thanks boards_gmac. It does appear that it is always done just prior to some other kind of move, usually a hop/jump of some kind. But to me at my level of sailing, it looks like a cool move all in its own right, and I was just wondering if it had a name. Thanks.
    Here kody check this out.
    A tutorial on how to duck the sail to a backwinded position.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URQbjY0WqWo

    A tutorial on how to duck tack.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqmOVhf3JPU

    Happy Ducking

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    Back in the 80s that was as far as freestyle got!

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    Phil, thanks for the links.
    BTB, I still can't even get there in 2016! :-)

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