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Change course away from the wind.
- ‘Whenever the boat slows down it pays to ease the sheet, bear off a couple of degrees and then point up again once the boat has regained speed.’
- ‘Then bear off slightly, steering away from the wind (tiller away from the sails) until the sail just stops luffing.’
- ‘Suddenly she leapt into overdrive as I bore off 20 or so degrees to allow for the extra sail area and increase in apparent wind.’
- ‘I bore off under full sail and never came close to burying the boat's rail.’
- ‘Of course, once you catch a wave be sure to bear off and use it to sail down to the mark and increase your VMG.’
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