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FVSPS Sail Course, Class 6. What Are We Doing Today?. In Class Today : - 10:00 OTW Today Briefing (Brian) - 10:10 Last Week’s OTW, Discuss (Brian) - 10:20 Questions/Clarification, Sec. 9, 10,11 (Leslie) - 10:50 Section 16, “Spinnaker Handling”

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Fvsps sail course class 6

FVSPS Sail Course, Class 6


What are we doing today

What Are We Doing Today?

In Class Today:

- 10:00 OTW Today Briefing (Brian)

- 10:10 Last Week’s OTW, Discuss (Brian)

- 10:20 Questions/Clarification, Sec. 9, 10,11 (Leslie)

- 10:50 Section 16, “Spinnaker Handling”

- 11:05 Section 20, “Marlinespike Seamanship”

- 11:20 Section 17, “Heavy Weather Sailing”

- 11:35 Section 18, “Storm Conditions”

- 11:50 OTW Assignment (Brian)

- 12:00 Lunch, then OTW


Otw today briefing

OTW TodayBriefing


Available on dock additional training

Available On-DockAdditional Training

1. Going Aloft

2. Folding Sails on Side Deck

3. Hanking on Headsail

4. Changing Headsail on a Roller Furler

5. Using an Asymmetric Spinnaker with a sock

6. Coiling Lines

7. Whipping

8. Double-Braid Splicing


Prior otw discuss

Prior OTW, Discuss

1. What did you learn?

2. What went right?

3. What went wrong?


Questions clarifications sections 9 10 11

Questions/ClarificationsSections 9, 10, 11


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FVSPS Sail Course

Spinnaker Handling

Sail Book, Section 16


Spinnakers

Spinnakers

  • Spinnakers are made of light weight nylon

  • Spinnakers add excitement and speed to downwind sailing

  • Symmetrical Spinnakers

    • Racers

    • Use a spinnaker pole with special control lines

  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker

    • Cruisers

    • Frequently set and douse with a sock


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End-for-end Spinnaker Pole


Fvsps sail course class 6

Dip Jibe Spinnaker Pole


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Rigging of a Spinnaker Pole


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Rigging the Spinnaker


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Running with Spinnaker Set


Asymmetric spinnaker

Asymmetric Spinnaker


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Jibing an Asymmetrical Spinnaker


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Spinnaker flying high on a pendant


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Spinnaker Sock


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FVSPS Sail Course

Marlinespike

Sail Book, Section 20


What is marlinespike

What is Marlinespike?

  • Marlinespike is about lines and working with them (also refers to a tool, a fid)

    • Types of line

    • Knots for specific purposes

    • Splices in lines

    • Whipping lines


Types of line construction

Types of Line, Construction

3-Strand

6-Strand, 12-Strand, Single Braid

Double Braid

High Tech Lines with Braided Sheaths and Parallel Cores


Types of line material

Types of Line, Material

  • Nylon

    • - Anchor, mooring, dock lines

    • - Stretches, elastic

    • - 3-strand nylon commonly used for anchor rode

  • Polyester/Dacron

    • - Doesn’t stretch much

    • - Double-braid Dacron commonly used for halyards and sheets

  • Polypropylene

    • - Floats

    • - Uses?


Important purposes of knots

Important Purposes of Knots

  • Attach sheets to the clew of sails

    • Bowline

  • Stopper knots

    • Figure 8

    • Overhand knot

  • Attach lines to something other than line

    • A hitch - a series of loops and knots - fenders tied to stanchions (e.g. round turn with 2 half-hitches)

    • A cleat hitch – tie a boat to the dock

  • Reefing knot


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FVSPS Sail Course

Heavy Weather Sailing

Sail Book, Section 17


Sailing in high winds

Sailing in High Winds

  • Better Chapter Title, “Sailing in High Winds”

  • To Sail in High Winds:

    • Reduce Sail

    • Flatten Sails (in pull mode)

    • Spill Wind


Flatten sails spilling wind

Flatten Sails, Spilling Wind

  • Review Flattening Sails (pull mode)

  • Spilling Wind:

    • Sheet out

    • Sail twist

    • Pinching


Reducing sail

Reducing Sail

  • Partially furl headsail

  • Drop / roll-up one of your sails

  • Reefing:

    • When to reef

    • Benefits of reefing

    • Size of reefs

    • How to reef

  • Special storm sails


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FVSPS Sail Course

Storm Conditions

Sail Book, Section 18


Storm tactics

Storm Tactics

  • Heaving To?

  • Lying Ahull?

  • Sea Anchors

  • Running

  • Running with Drogue

  • Jordan Series Drogue


Otw assignment for today

OTW Assignmentfor Today


Available on dock additional training1

Available On-DockAdditional Training

1. Going Aloft

2. Folding Sails on Side Deck

3. Hanking on Headsail

4. Changing Headsail on a Roller Furler

5. Using an Asymmetric Spinnaker with a sock

6. Coiling Lines

7. Whipping

8. Double-Braid Splicing


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