Chinese gybe
 n.— «In the groove everything goes well but, every now again, a large set of waves can knock the stern around too much for comfort. Given the wind strength, the possibility of broaching (bow points too close to wind and boat heels over severely) or doing a chinese gybe (stern goes involuntary through the wind) are quite real.» —“So what exactly is a Chinese Gybe?” by Howard Russell BBC Bews (U.K.) Dec. 30, 2002. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. david tilson says:

    Anybody have a video clip of a
    “Chinese gybe”. If so, thanks in
    advance for emailing to me at
    mdt1@columbia.edu

    thanks,

    dave

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