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Weekly Saturday Sails | Social Events | Camping | Racing. u tsailing.org. UT Sailing Club. Recreation sailing club – we will teach you how to sail Located at Austin Yacht Club on Lake Travis Boats J/24 – 24 foot keelboat 2 C15s – 15 foot centerboard boat 1 Prindle catamaran 2 lasers

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ut sailing club
UT Sailing Club
  • Recreation sailing club – we will teach you how to sail
  • Located at Austin Yacht Club on Lake Travis
  • Boats
    • 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
3 rd saturday sail
3rd Saturday Sail
  • Tomorrow, February 15th
    • Meet at 10 AM
    • 27th & Wichita Parking Lot (carpool)
    • Bring swimsuit / towel / change of clothes (70 degrees, sunny)
  • 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
sailing 101 review
Sailing 101 (Review)
  • How sails work
    • Sailing down wind
    • Sailing up wind
  • Idea of ‘Sail Trim’
  • Sailing Simulator
how sails work1
How Sails Work

Wind on the beam

how sails work2
How Sails Work

Close to the wind

directly into the wind
Directly into the wind

Directly into the wind

getting somewhere
Getting Somewhere

Upwind

Downwind

jibing
Jibing

Tacking

sailing simulator
Sailing Simulator

http://www.thepirateking.com/ships/sail_simulator.htm

sailing 102 review
Sailing 102 (Review)
  • Boat Handling
    • Heeling
    • Stopping
    • Wind Gusts
  • Knots
    • Bowline
    • Stopper Knot
      • Figure 8
      • Double Overhand Knot
    • Hitches
      • Clove Hitch
      • Taught Line Hitch
      • Constrictor Knot
sail trim
Sail Trim

wind

(A)

(B)

(C)

sail trim1
Sail Trim

wind

(A)

(B)

(C)

sail trim2
Sail Trim

wind

(A)

(B)

(C)

sail trim3
Sail Trim

wind

(A)

(B)

(C)

sail trim4
Sail Trim

wind

(A)

(B)

(C)

stopping
Stopping

wind

(A)

(B)

(C)

right of way
Right of Way
  • Order of Obstacles
    • Stationary Boat
    • Swimmer
    • Sailboat
    • Bigger Boat
  • Sailboat vs. Sailboat
    • Starboard Boat has Right of Way
    • Leeward Boat has Right of Way
safety
Safety
  • 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
running aground
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
knots
Bowline

Stopper knots

Hitches

Knots