traditional method for tacking the dipping lug is to lower the sail as
she comes through the wind, cast off the tack tie down, carry the sail
and yard around to the new leeward side of the boat, reattach the tack
line and re-raise the sail.
If done smartly enough this can be accomplished in time to
settle on the new tack but that is a lot of work where short tacks are
On small boats the yard can be dipped, in other words the yard
isn't dropped fully just far enough for the front end of the yard to
hauled down far enough for it to be swung aft around the mast.
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