North Sails NEWS
Story Contributors: Eric Doyle, Allan Terhune
LET’S TALK J/70
Downwind Boat Handling
With visual support from images and video, North experts Allan Terhune, Eric Doyle and Alex Curtiss analyze downwind techniques in different wind strengths, including displacement modes and planing in heavier air. Pick up new techniques to improve your J/70 racing experience!
Topics covered include:
- 1:26 – Setting the J/70 spinnaker
- 12:50 Soak VMG Jibing
- 21:00 Jibe Kite to a Wing
- 32:31 Jibing boom to wing on wing
- 41:40 Lazy Planing Jibe
- 47:25 Planing Jibe
- 56:23 Blow Through Jibe
- 1:01:28 Take Down
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