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a spinnaker douse wherein a boat does a no-pole jibe, but the spinnaker is left flying on the new windward side, where it collapses against the jib (i.e., it is backwinded) as it is pulled down. West Coast and Southern Hemisphere sailors sometimes call this a Kiwi. Generally referred to as a jibe takedown. Legend has it that Buddy Melges coined the term during the 1992 America’s Cup. San Diego’s prevailing winds were so consistent that every time the boats rounded the leeward mark and executed this takedown, they were pointed towards Mexico. See also: casper douse.

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