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Learnsailing.org. Samples of Presentations 12-21. Great Fact!. In the 2004 Olympics 50% of the sailors were former optimist sailors. Yes. www.learnsailing.org. What is an Optimist?.

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great fact
Great Fact!
  • In the 2004 Olympics 50% of the sailors were former optimist sailors.

Yes

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what is an optimist
What is an Optimist?
  • It is a flat-bottomed, hard-chine, pram-bow dinghy with a una-spritsail or a tub that produces the best sailors
  • Dimensions

2.31m (7'6.1/2") long, 1.13m (3'8") wide. Weight 35kg (77lbs).

  • It is safe and straight forward enough for an 8-year old
  • Yet exciting and technical enough for a 18-year old
  • They are available in wood or wood/epoxy.

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parts of the optimist
Parts of the Optimist

Bow (front)

Stern (Back)

Mast

Boom

Wind Indicator

Main sheet

Vang

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Parts of the Optimist

Wind Indicator

Battens

Battens

Dagger or Centre Board

Boom

Rudder

Tiller

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Wind is a beam

The wind is blowing from the Port Side

The wind is blowing from the Starboard Side

The wind is abeam (blowing from the side.)

The wind is abeam (blowing from the side.)

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dagger
Dagger
  • The more you go into the wind the more of the dagger you need in the water.
  • When going down wind, lift the dagger to reduce the friction on the boat.

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optimist boat
Optimist Boat

Floatation

Floatation

Floatation

Hiking Straps

Hiking Straps

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easy figure eights
Easy Figure Eights

Raise your dagger ½ way and get your weight back to raise the bow out of the water

Sheet out and get your weight aft

1

You will be on port so watch out for Starboard Tackers

2

Look over your shoulder to see when it is ok to tack.

Watch for other boats.

Look Forward and watch for wind shifts and gusts

4

3

Sheet in and head up wind before you tack.

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Life Jackets

  • Is it suitable for the weight and size of the wearer?
  • Is it in good repair?
  • Does it fit snugly so that it will not slip off in the water?
  • Is it MOT approved?

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Knots

Practice tying a reef or square knot in five seconds.

  • This knot is used at sea for reefing and furling sails. To tie:
  • Pass the left end of the rope over and under the right end. Curve what is now the left end toward the right, and cross what is now the right end over and under the left.
  • Draw tight.

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Rope diagrams by Grog

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Terminology

Main Sail

Battens

Battens

Battens

Jib

Bow

Stern

Hull

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Terminology

This Sailor is Hiking Out!

The Spreader helps hold the mast up

The Traveler pulls the Main Sheet side to side.

The Boom Vang pulls the Boom down.

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Heading up, Bearing Away, Windward and Leeward

If the boat went into the wind it is called Heading Up

Wind

If the boat went away from the wind it is called Falling Off or Bearing Away

This boat is Windward to the blue boat or Up Wind

This boat is Leeward to the blue boat or Down Wind

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Cringle

A reinforced hole in the sail.

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Cringle

A reinforced hole in the sail.

Outhaul

A line that pulls the clew back. The outhaul is one of the major lines that controls the draft of the main sail.

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Cringle

A reinforced hole in the sail.

Outhaul

A line that pulls the clew back. The outhaul is one of the major lines that controls the draft of the main sail.

Vang

A line that pulls the boom down. This stops the sail from raising up.

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Cringle

A reinforced hole in the sail.

Outhaul

A line that pulls the clew back. The outhaul is one of the major lines that controls the draft of the main sail.

Vang

A line that pulls the boom down. This stops the sail from raising up.

Battens

Are slats that help keep the shape of the main.

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Purpose of this Presentation

  • To help educate new sailors on the art of sailing.
  • To raise money for Annie
    • Annie has taken over 1000 new sailors out on the water. The wear and tear on the boat becomes expensive. This is our attempt to raise money to cover that budget so we can continue to offer free sailing to those who are new.
  • To raise money for educational programs for new sailors, juniors and sailors who are disabled.

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Donations

  • 50% of all profits will be given to organizations who help new sailors, junior sailors and sailors who are disabled.
  • If you copy this one presentation please donate $10.00 to our cause for each copy.

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Where to Donate

  • Any branch of Coast Capital Savings. The account number is 4267609, Branch 4
  • Or send a cheque to Roger Aubin 1756 Taylor Street Victoria B.C. Canada V8R 3E9

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Annie 74345

  • Thank you for taking the time to view our presentation
  • Contact:
    • Address: 1756 Taylor Street Victoria B.C. Canada V8R 3E9
    • Phone: (250) 472-8194
    • Email: anniesailboat@hotmail.com
    • Website: http://ca.msnusers.com/Anniesailboat/home

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Acknowledgments

  • Produced by Roger Aubin
  • Edited by Marilyn Kerr-Aubin
  • Photos from Bow Shots Productions (Permission), Crew of Annie and sailing websites (Permission).
  • Sponsored by Education Enrichment Center (educationenrichment.org)
  • Sponsored by Annie 74345 (Sailboat)

Thank you!

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This disk is sponsored by

EducA+ion Enrichment Center

Please visit our website at

www.educationenrichment.org

Address: 1756 Taylor Street, Victoria B.C. Canada V8R 3E9

Phone: (250) 472-8194 Cellular: (250) 812-7594

Email: roger@educationenrichment.org

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