Basic Keelboat (U.S. Sailing Certification) by Monk Henry, Mark Smith, Rob Eckhardt

By Monk Henry, Mark Smith, Rob Eckhardt

The 1st people SAILING's renowned Keelboat sequence, uncomplicated Keelboat covers the abilities and terminology required to responsibly skipper a small daysailing keelboat. uncomplicated Keelboat breaks down maneuvers like tacking, jibing, docking and overboard restoration in an easy, comprehensible demeanour. utilized by crusing colleges round the kingdom, easy Keelboat is the definitive learn-to-sail textual content, released by way of the nationwide authority for crusing within the U.S.

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Wind shifts play a major role in how you sail upwind. When the wind shifts, it also swings your NoGo Zone toward one side or the other, affecting the course you are able to sail. You respond to these changes of wind direction by heading up or heading down. In truly large wind shifts, you might even tack if the new tack will keep you sailing closer to your destination than your current one. e Shift Forward Here the wind has shifted forward from the original direction. In order to keep from sailing in the No-Go Zone, the helmsman steers down until the boat is in the groove again.

Are in place before lowering the mainsail. Turn into the wind and drop your mainsail. Stow it so it won't get in the way. f) Turn downwind toward the dock, using the jib to adjust your speed. 6) As you get near the dock let the jib luff completely or lower it. Acrew member should be positioned with bow line in hand to step off on the dock and help slow the boat if necessary by taking aturn around adock cleat. " o -- .... mot is one that is secure with good holding power. It should also come untied easily, so the line can be used.

HOisting the Mainsail: 8 f) Loosen the cunningham and/or downhaul. , Loosen the mainsheet and any reefing lines and remove any sail ties. Tighten the traveler controls. Release the boom vang. Check the halyard to make sure it's clear, then hoist away. e o o Tighten the outhaul. e o o II Look up the mast to check that the sail is going up smoothly. Allow the sail to luffso it will go up more easily. Wrap the halyard around a winch if it becomes difficult to hold - be very careful about using awinch handle as it's easy to break something.

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