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By Monk Henry, Mark Smith, Rob Eckhardt

The 1st folks SAILING's renowned Keelboat sequence, uncomplicated Keelboat covers the abilities and terminology required to responsibly skipper a small daysailing keelboat. simple Keelboat breaks down maneuvers like tacking, jibing, docking and overboard restoration in an easy, comprehensible demeanour. utilized by crusing colleges round the nation, uncomplicated 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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After the First Sail II Windward Side Departure Windward side departures should be avoided. If at all possible, you should move your boat to the leeward side of the dock. If you ever have to make awindward departure, here's how to do it: With sails lowered, but ready to raise, move your boat to the end of the dock. f) At the end of the dock, raise the jib and push the boat away from the dock. Once clear of the dock, sheet in the jib to get the boat moving. 6) When the boat has picked up enough speed, turn the boat into the wind and hoist the mainsail.

E / TOOlOW / I I I I I I I windward telltale / I I / --------- leeward telltale Windward telltales fluttering, less heel. ---------leeward telltale Both telltales streaming back, comfortable heel. ,I II m Your First Sail +---- -- ,;::----~ Tacking Step-by-Step You've already learned that tacking is changing a boat's direction by first turning the bow toward the wind (heading up) , then through the wind and No-Go Zone, and away from the wind (heading down) to a new direction. Also you've learned that whenever the bow turns through the wind, the sails will cross from one side to the other.

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