How Sails Work

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SAILING CLUB
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UT Sailing Club
 Recreation sailing club – we will teach you how to sail
 Located at Austin Yacht Club on Lake Travis
 Boats
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J/24 – 24 foot keelboat
2 C15s – 15 foot centerboard boat
1 Prindle catamaran
2 lasers
3 sunfish
 Weekend sails every Saturday and occasional Sundays!
 Sundays are sail training days for members
3rd Saturday Sail
 Saturday, September13th
 Meet at 10 AM
 27th & Wichita Parking Lot (carpool)
 Bring swimsuit / towel / change of clothes (85 degrees, chance
of rain) and $10
 Typical sail
 Winter : 2 hours on large boats followed by choice of small
boats or large boats
 Leave campus @ 10 AM, return by 5 PM
 Summer : choice of small or large boats
 Leave campus @ 10 or 11 AM, return by 5 PM
Introduction to Sailing
• How sails work
• Sailing down wind
• Sailing up wind
• Idea of ‘Sail Trim’
• Sailing Simulator
How Sails Work
How Sails Work
Down wind
How Sails Work
How Sails Work
Wind on the beam
How Sails Work
Close to the wind
Directly into the wind
Directly into the wind
Why the boat doesn’t tip over
Sailing into the wind
Getting Somewhere
Upwind
Downwind
Points of Sail
Tacking
Jibing
Sailing Simulator
http://www.thepirateking.com/ships/sail_simulator.htm
Introduction to Sailing
• Boat Handling
• Heeling
• Stopping
• Wind Gusts
• Knots
• Bowline
• Stopper Knot
• Figure 8
• Double Overhand Knot
• Hitches
• Clove Hitch
• Taught Line Hitch
• Constrictor Knot
wind
Sail Trim
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(B)
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Sail Trim
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(B)
(C)
Sail Trim
wind
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(B)
(C)
Sail Trim
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(B)
(C)
Sail Trim
wind
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(B)
(C)
Boat Heel
Stopping
wind
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(B)
(C)
Reading the Wind
Right of Way
• Order of Obstacles
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Stationary Boat
Swimmer
Sailboat
Bigger Boat
• Sailboat vs. Sailboat
• Starboard Boat has Right of Way
• Leeward Boat has Right of Way
Safety
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Always have a PFD (lifejacket)
Know the Conditions
Sail only in Conditions you are Comfortable with
Only Sail boats you are Qualified to Sail
In Case of Emergency Do not Panic
Know Contingency Plans of the boat
Man Overboard Maneuver
Mooring
Docking
Running Aground
• De-power the sails
• Reduce the boat’s
draft:
• Raise the Centerboard
• Heel the boat over to
one side
• Turn the motor on; try
sailing out; use a pole
or paddle
• Swim an anchor out &
winch the boat
towards the anchor
Bowline
Stopper knots
Hitches
KNOTS
Bowline Knot
Figure 8
Double Overhand Knot
Taught Line (Rolling) Hitch
Clove Hitch
Constrictor Knot

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