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The points of sailing. Watch the wind. Aims. Emphasize the importance of wind direction Identify the major points of sailing Think about sail and boat trim Emphasize the importance of wind direction. Port Tack. Starboard Tack. In irons. Close hauled. Close reach. Beam reach.

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    1. The points of sailing Watch the wind

    2. Aims • Emphasize the importance of wind direction • Identify the major points of sailing • Think about sail and boat trim • Emphasize the importance of wind direction

    3. Port Tack Starboard Tack In irons Close hauled Close reach Beam reach Broad reach Run Dead run

    4. Close Hauled Sails hard in Board fully down Kicker well on Point boat to keep tell-tales horizontal Helm and crew to windward Light wind: Ease the jib, kicker and main, crew sits middle Strong wind: power down Kicker hard on, downhaul tight, hike out, ease the main, keep boat flat

    5. Beam Reach Sails eased out a shade Board 3/4 down Kicker eased a bit Use tell-tales to trim sails May use the kite, but you can’t sail too high

    6. Broad Reach Sails eased out more Board 1/2 down Kicker eased right off Use tell-tales to trim sails Crew moves inboard May use the kite

    7. Dead Run Sails eased right out Board down a touch Kicker eased right off Crew moves across boat Watch out for the gybe Avoid sailing “by the lee”

    8. Dead Run Sails eased right out Board down a touch Kicker eased right off … but you might want to goosewing

    9. Dead Run Sails eased right out Board down a touch Kicker eased right off … or use a symmetric kite

    10. ? Tack ? Tack

    11. Recap Can you identify the point of sailing?

    12. Port Tack Starboard Tack In irons Close hauled Close reach Beam reach Broad reach Run Dead run

    13. Note the importance of crew position

    14. You didn’t believe me?

    15. Starboard!

    16. It is a good idea to avoid too much pressure on the spars

    17. watch the wind - trim your sails