Spinnaker jibing on your Corsair trimaran

I was reading the new Corsair Marine Sailing Manual and this article about spinnaker jibbing... I wanted to share some of the options you have:

The asymmetric spinnaker can be jibed either through inside in front of the screacher or forestay or around the outside. With ‘inside’ jibing the sheets are run between the spinnaker tack and the screacher if fitted, forestay if not. Outside jibing requires the sheets to be run outside the spinnaker tack.

Inside jibing is probably the most common, as outside jibing does have the risk of a sheet going under the boat, though this is lessened using a continuous one piece sheet. The advantage is that the sail does not have to fit through the narrow slot between spinnaker and screacher.

With inside jibing, the skipper should start turning slowly while the crew eases the sheet to keep the sail full. As the clew nears the slot or the spinnaker starts to collapse, the new sheet should be quickly pulled in to pull the spinnaker through the slot and around while also releasing the old sheet.

The outside jibing procedure is similar with the crew waiting until the clew reaches just in front of the headstay and then pulling in the new sheet, with the sail going around the outside.

In all cases it is very important that the skipper turns slowly and then heads up to fill the sail before coming to the right course.

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