With a foul bottom we're only making 5 knots and I can't turn quickly enough, so we do a flying gybe , break a spreader on the main, almost throw the guests overboard, lose some cushions, douse sails, and tuck into Lameshur Bay, St. John.
The incident, which could have easily ended in tragedy, occurred last spring during a regional tune-up race when the Beneteau, Epic, had an accidental gybe and broached in a 34-knot gust.
The Shakespearian gibes are by far the most creative.
On the second day, we practiced jibing , or passing the boat's backside through the wind.
Even way back then the great steel hulks we slid past had their quota of sectarian jibes daubed crudely on the ferrous red ship plates.
The gibes from his own side caused Kerry to overreact.
Anderson might get gibes for being a pretty boy, but is respected in the bush and the cities for his grasp on his portfolio.
Stung by Australian gibes about their dull tactics, they played like the Harlem Globetrotters - and lost to Australia 12-6.
There was much satisfaction in these stories: at last, the Newfoundlanders had found a vessel for the jibes that had taunted them for years.
I'd hoped to put the vignette on the web when it was done, but it doesn't jibe at all with AuthorityJack.