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  • “The yacht gybed, and James went overboard, then I did.”

    The Short Forever

  • “Sir Bernard seemed to think I might have purposely gybed the yacht; is that what you think?”

    The Short Forever

  • The wind got behind the mainsail, and the yacht gybed.

    The Short Forever

  • Princess gybed neatly enough; the big lugsails flapped thunderously for a moment and then as the sheets were eased off she lay over close hauled on the other tack.

    Hornblower And The Crisis

  • Presently the two crackling sails gybed over with a thud, and the

    Swirling Waters

  • And th 'end was the larboard halyards broke, an' the mare gybed, an 'to Torrington I went before the wind, wi' an unseemly bloody nose.

    The Splendid Spur

  • A squall came down, the sail gybed quickly, and the boom slewed over with a jerk, just grazing the top of my head.

    A Poor Man's House

  • Many of his days have been passed since then in explaining how the thing happened; of these explanations it will be sufficient to say that they were all different, and none satisfactory: and the gross fact remains that the main boom gybed, carried away the tackle, broke the mainmast some three feet above the deck and whipped it over-board.

    The Wrecker

  • Fortunately, the jib only gybed, while the fore-topsail slatted a bit against the mast; and all the other sails remaining full and drawing, a slight shift of the helm sufficed to put the ship on her proper course.

    The Island Treasure

  • The skipper had gybed the boat under the lee of Valcour's; but the wind was too fresh where he was now to repeat the manoeuvre.

    All Adrift or The Goldwing Club

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