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LEARN TO SAIL

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  1. LEARN TO SAIL Sailing Language University of Kansas Sailing Club Spring 2013

  2. Learn To Sail Series: • Parts of the Sailboat • Sailing Terminology • Points of Sail • Sail Trim • Tacking • Jibing • Rules of the Road • Preparing to Sail These are the topics that will be covered in the Learn-To-Sail series. This presentation will cover the first two. {KU SAILING}

  3. Parts of the Boat: These are all the boat parts you will need to know. • Not Shown • Main Halyard • Jib Halyard • Boomvang • Tiller Extension • Hiking Straps {KU SAILING}

  4. Parts of the Boat: Head Head The Main Sail is controlled by the skipper • Two Sails • Main Sail • Jib Sail • Parts of a Sail • Head • Tack • Clew • Foot – bottom edge • Leech – outer edge • Luff – inner edge Leech Leech The Jib Sail is controlled by the crew Luff Luff Clew Clew Tack Tack {KU SAILING} Foot

  5. Parts of the Boat: The halyards aren’t shown in this diagram, but there is a Main Halyard and a Jib Halyard Outhaul: stretches the foot of the sail out Cunningham: pulls the luff of the sail down. Sheet: a line that controls sail movement and trim Halyard: a line that hoists (raises) a sail Outhaul Cunningham Jib Sheet Main Sheet {KU SAILING}

  6. Parts of the Boat: Centerboard: allows the boat to plane forward with the wind, as opposed to being pushed sideways by it. Rudder: changes boat direction Tiller: allows the skipper to control the rudder Tiller Rudder {KU SAILING} Centerboard

  7. Directional Terms: Bow: the front end of the boat Stern: the back end of the boat Forward: direction towards the bow Aft: direction towards the stern Bow Stern {KU SAILING} Aft Forward

  8. Windward and Leeward are directional terms only in reference to the wind Sailing Terminology: Leeward Port: left Starboard: right Windward: (closer) towards the wind Leeward: (farther) away from the wind Windward Port Starboard {KU SAILING} wind

  9. Next Class: • Parts of the Sailboat • Sailing Terminology • Points of Sail • Sail Trim • Tacking • Jibing • Rules of the Road • Preparing to Sail The next presentation will cover the underlined topics. {KU SAILING}