Jibe Vs Tack. A jibe is conducted when you are heading. As a noun tacking is loose temporary stitches in dressmaking etc.
Changing direction and sailing away from the wind is termed gybing. Gybing (jibing) turns away from the wind and across. I found that actually taking part in the process of tacking and jibing sealed my understanding of these two processes.
Jibe and tack are synonymous, and they have mutual synonyms.
Funny thing is, though, jibe is an alternate spelling of gibe, so surprise! Also great to wacth the johnny vid just after to compare styles. Sailboats can't sail directly into the unlike tacking where we need boat speed to carry us through in jibing it is better to do it slowly until. There are key differences but both are similar in certain ways.