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, simple Keelboat covers the talents 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 state, easy Keelboat is the definitive learn-to-sail textual content, released by means of the nationwide authority for crusing within the U.S.

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O To heave-to, steer your boat so it is sailing close to the wind with the jib sheeted tightly. " Move the tiller toward the mainsail and, after the boat has settled down, secure the tiller to leeward. 8 Trim the mainsail so the boat lies at an upwind angle. " to announce the beginning of the tack, and starts to turn the boat into the wind (tiller toward sail). As the boat turns into the wind the sails begin to luff. When the forward edge of the jib is luffing, the crew releases the working jib sheet so the jib can cross over to the other side.

Sailing Preparation Hoisting the Sails Before hoisting your sails, the boat should be pointed into the wind. Hoist the mainsail first, as it will help keep the boat's bow into the wind (and No-Go Zone) until you are ready to cast off. Feeding the mainsail luff into the slot of the mast as it is raised helps keep the sail from jamming in the slot. 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.

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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