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1 { LEARN TO SAIL Points of Sail & Sail Trim University of Kansas Sailing Club Spring 2013

2 { KU SAILING } PParts of the Sailboat SSailing Terminology PPoints of Sail SSail Trim TTacking JJibing RRules of the Road PPreparing to Sail Learn To Sail Series:

3 { KU SAILING } No-Sail Zone: Sailboats cannot sail directly into the wind. There is a 90˚ area 45˚ to either side of the wind known as the No-Sail Zone A boat in the No-Sail Zone is “In Irons”

4 { KU SAILING } Points of Sail: These are the basic points of sail that you will need to know. Close Hauled Close Hauled Beam Reach Beam Reach Broad Reach Broad Reach Running Starboard Tack Port Tack Under sail, a boat is on a starboard or port tack. On a starboard tack the wind comes over the right side of the boat; on a port tack, the wind comes over the port side of the boat.

5 { KU SAILING } Points of Sail: Beam Reach Beam Reach Broad Reach Broad Reach Running Starboard Tack Port Tack As the boat points further away from the wind, the sails are eased out. When the boat points towards the wind, the sails are sheeted in close to the center of the boat. This is sail trim. Close Hauled Close Hauled

6 { KU SAILING } Sail Trim: A sailor adjusts, or “trims” the sails to sail the boat as efficiently as possible. We can read tell-tales to adjust our sail trim. Tell-tales are usually pieces of yarn that have been attached to the sails. On the Main Sail, tell-tales are attached to the outside end of the sail. On the Jib Sail, a tell- tale is attached on each side.

7 { KU SAILING } Sail Trim: If the windward (interior) tell- tale is flapping, the sail trim is too loose and needs to be sheeted in. If the leeward (exterior) tell-tale is flapping the sail trim is too tight and needs to be eased out. Sails are trimmed correctly when tell-tales fly back straight.

8 { KU SAILING } PParts of the Sailboat SSailing Terminology PPoints of Sail SSail Trim TTacking & Jibing RRules of the Road PPreparing to Sail Next Class:


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