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17:33 Jun 25, 2004
English to Spanish translations [PRO] Sports / Fitness / Recreation / yacht racing
English term or phrase:jibe
As the yachts settled down on the first upwind leg, BMW ORACLE Racing opened up a five boat length lead. They rounded the first mark 22 seconds ahead of Alinghi. On the run though, BMW ORACLE Racing built on its lead to a point where it was able to do its penalty turn without falling behind. In penalty situations, a yacht must do a jibe on the weather legs or a tack on the downwind legs. After the penalty turn, BMW ORACLE Racing was still five boat lengths ahead. The margin at the finish was 41 seconds.