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Reaching: A Point of Sail Sailing Term

Reaching: A Point of Sail Sailing Term

Reaching: When a boat is sailing across the wind between close hauled and running. Reaching is a point of sail.  Here is an infographic for you to share, like and print out. Happy Sails!_/)

reaching

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MULTIHULLS Part 2

The Disadvantages and Sailing Terms

Disadvantages— In serious wind and seas, a monohull sailor can, if absolutely exhausted and no longer able to steer, strike all sail, lock all hatches, and go below to wait it out and hope for the best. A well-found boat will most likely allow this.

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Multihulls- Part 1

History -The catamaran is one of the oldest types of craft known. The word Catamaran has its origin in Malayan language — Catu (to tie) and Maran ( log).  Early Polynesians would lash two large canoes together and sail a whole village’s worth people from one village to another,

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Man Overboard Rescue Method One Animation

Here his a short animation on how to rescue crew that fell over board. This method involves jibing which is turning the boat around with the wind behind you. Only to be practiced in light winds as one can capsize easily!

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Sailing: Person Overboard!

 Most one man-overboard drills usually consist of throwing over a cushion and returningto pick it up by the strap.  A good sized fireplace log is a better way to do the practice because it is much more awkward to get aboard.

   There are four important steps to retrieving a person who has gone overboard.

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Running Aground And Getting Off When Boating

In every sailor’s life lurks the inevitability of an eventual grounding. If you’re a sailor and you haven’t yet run aground, chances are very good that one day you will.

What to do When Running Aground

DON’T PANIC —

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Three Crew Overboard Rescue Methods

MOB Man Overboard! or Crew Overboard or Person Overboard Whatever your preference!  Here are 3  short animations on how to rescue crew that fell over board.

Method 1:  This method involves jibing which is turning the boat around with the wind behind you. Only to be practiced in light winds as one can capsize easily!

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Approaching a Mooring in a Sailboat

Approaching a Mooring in a Sailboat – Sailing Tip

Here is a printable infographic on how to land a sailboat at a mooring.  Always be mindful of the wind!

 Some way to tell which way the wind is blowing is to observe flags and birds always face the wind.

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Nautical Rules of the Road

Nautical Rules of the Road – Sailing Tips

Here is a printable infographic on the risk of collision rules.

Typically, when two sailboats encounter on the high sea, there are three nautical rules to follow:

1. The boat on the port tack gives way to the boat on the starboard tack.

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Around the World Solo Teen Sailing: Is it Safe?

register  Crazy, courageous, or something else, teens are casting off on a global sailing adventure. With the circumstance of Abby Sunderland, teen world circumnavigation is getting lots of press. But this is not something new with the likes of Robin Lee Graham, who as a teenager set out to sail around the world alone,

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