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Our approach to tacking the boat is similar to Shamrock’s and discussed in Hand, Reef and Steer by Tom Cunliffe. When the bow passes through the eye of the wind, we release the jib sheet and take up on the opposite jib sheet to roughly trim the jib. Once the jib is somewhat trimmed, we let go the sheet of the backwinded staysail and sheet the staysail on the opposite side of the boat, as the boat is brought up on its new heading. Once the new course is established we trim the jib, such that the trimmed staysail is not backwinded by the jib. In most instances, the staysail sheet does not catch on the scuttle hatch.