By Monk Henry, Mark Smith, Rob Eckhardt

The 1st folks 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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F) Turn out of the No-Go Zone: as soon as the boat has cleared the dock, turn the tiller toward the mainsail (the same direction you want the bow to turn) to turn out of the No-Go Zone. 6) Sail away: when the boat has turned out of the No-Go Zone and is pointed in the desired direction, release the jib and sheet it in on the correct side, trim the mainsail and center the tiller. , ~::r;:;;;::;~_ o Downwind Approach The returning methods described on page 48 covered situations where your approach to adock was made on a reach followed by aturn into the wind and No-Go Zone to stop the boat.

Hoist the mainsail first, as it will help keep the boat's bow into the wind (and No-Go Zone) until you are ready to cast off. Feeding the mainsail luff into the slot of the mast as it is raised helps keep the sail from jamming in the slot. HOisting the Mainsail: 8 f) Loosen the cunningham and/or downhaul. , Loosen the mainsheet and any reefing lines and remove any sail ties. Tighten the traveler controls. Release the boom vang. Check the halyard to make sure it's clear, then hoist away. e o o Tighten the outhaul.

Acrew member should be positioned with bow line in hand to step off on the dock and help slow the boat if necessary by taking aturn around adock cleat. " o -- .... mot is one that is secure with good holding power. It should also come untied easily, so the line can be used. mots will handle most, if not all, of your needs. mot is useless or worse. The Bowline ~:~.. ;' 'L~~ \, .... Laid line (top) consists of three large strands twisted around one another. Usually made of nylon, it is very strong but can be rough on the hands.

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