Download e-book for iPad: Basic Keelboat: The National Standard for Quality Sailing by Monk Henry

By Monk Henry

ISBN-10: 1938915062

ISBN-13: 9781938915062

The 1st of U.S. Sailing's well known Keelboat sequence, simple 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 state, simple 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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Tie another simple overhand knot, this time crossing left end over right end. Bring the end down through the . loop. t ::: §: $ §§ Run the larger line down around the standing part of the smaller line, up over the edge of the loop, and down through the loop again. §§ ;;$ § :::::. ;QIII/II/II/IIIIIIII\\I\I\W :§ As you tighten the line the knot should be symmetrical. Tighten the knot. m After the First Sail Clove Hitch Aclove hitch is used to tie a line to an object. It is not avery secure knot. It is very easily untied and, with an extra half-hitch, can be used to secure a tiller.

When the crew sit farther out on the side (rail ), their weight helps counteract the boat's tendency to "tip" (heel ) when the wind pushes against the salls. This is important, because excessive heel slows the boat and makes it harder to steer. Crew Responsibilities The crew are in charge of trimming and releasing the jib sheet and mainsheet. They will be the first to cross the cockpit during a tack, and will snug up the sheet not being used (lazy sheet) so it will be ready to trim for the next tack.

Heaving a Line When preparing to throw aline, make sure one end is secured. Hold half of the coil in your throwing hand and the other half in your other hand. Swing and throw the coil underhand, allowing the remainder of the line to run free from your other hand. m The Sailing Environment Weather Basics Newspapers, radio, television, telephone, and VHF radio forecasts keep sailors informed about predicted wind speed and direction, and storm possibilities. Weather maps help you predict what kind of weather to expect on the water.

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