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1How to be a pirate sailor Part 1 UT Sailing ClubHow to be a pirate sailorPart 1By: Dan Barad & Jason Moore
2Saturday Sail What to bring: MEET AT CARPOOL SPOT Water + Lunch Shoes or sandals for the waterSunscreen ( and hat )Towel, Change of clothesMembership stuffForms ( RecSports form, UTSC form )Copy of UT ID card & health insurance card$50 duesMEET AT CARPOOL SPOT
3Club Organization Items found on web site Join the EMAIL LIST!! Calendar ( check often! )Rank & Checkout proceduresAdditional Instruction (Knots!!!)ConstitutionBy-lawsOfficer positions, duties, contact infoPictures!Join the LIST!!All club communication is via . Link on front page of website.
7Some Quick Terms PORT / STARBOARD Three meanings of Tack : (1) Sailing direction relative to the wind (2) Changing tacks such that the bow goes thru the windward (3) Part of a sailStarboard/PortPort Tack Wind over the Port side of the boat sail on the Sb sideStarboard Tack wind over the Sb side sail on the Port side
17How to rig a Sunfish Checklist Hull, TrailerSail assembly (halyard, mainsheet, mast, sail)Rudder, tiller, tiller extensionDagger-boardPFDs ( Life Jackets )Drain Plugs, Drain Plugs, Drain Plugs
18How to rig a Sunfish Checklist Hull, Trailer Sail assembly (halyard, mainsheet, mast, sail)Rudder, tiller, tiller extensionDagger-boardPFDs ( Life Jackets )Drain Plugs, Drain Plugs, Drain Plugs!
19Sail Assembly on PORT SIDE!!! Deck – Top ViewSail Assembly on PORT SIDE!!!
20Tiller goes UNDER Bridle!!! Anti-sinking Devicea.k.a Drain Plug
21Required fashion-wear PFD ( Personal Flotation Device ) a.k.a Life JacketsPFD!
22Sailing (the fun stuff) Dan’s Simple Rules for SailingBe SafeYou cannot sail straight into the wind (~45o)If the boat tilts (heels) one way, lean (hike out) the other wayIf what you're doing doesn't work, try something else (but don't forget Rule #1)
23How a sail works Similar to a wing Sail pulls the boat Forward To Leeward (Need daggerboard to move in a straight line)Sailing Dictionary for Landlubbers… H. Beard, R McKie
24So where does the sail go? Rule of thumb: Let the Sail out (sheet out) as far as it can go without it luffing (flapping)Sailing Fundamentals – G Jobson
25Points of Sail (Angle to Wind) 45°45°Sailing Fundamentals – G Jobson
26What TACK am I on?Sailing Fundamentals – G Jobson
27Changing Tacks (How to avoid rocks and other annoying things…) Coming About (Tacking)BOW turns ACROSS the windCommunicate with crew/passengers“Ready about”Crew: “Ready”“Helm’s a lee”Move tiller TOWARD sailDuckSailing Fundamentals – G Jobson
28Changing Tacks (How to avoid rocks and other annoying things…) “Beating to windward - A method of flogging crew to increase upwind performance when racing.”
29Changing Tacks (How to avoid rocks and other annoying things…) JibingSTERN turns ACROSS the windCommunicate with crew/passengers“Ready to jibe”Crew: “Ready”SHEET IN!!!“Jibe-Ho”Move sail from one side to other (NOT BY TURNING)DuckDO NOT POWER-JIBEAvoid in moderate to heavy windWhy is the boom called a “boom”?
30How to stop/slow downLuff (flap) the Sail ( does NOT work going downwind )Turn INTO the WindCapsize
31Steering You can only steer when you are moving!! To HEAD TO WINDWARD push tiller towards the SAILTo HEAD TO LEEWARD pull the tiller towards YOUYou can steer going backwards (above steering reverses)Sailing Fundamentals – G Jobson
32Sailing: Things to Keep in Mind Always know where the wind is coming fromWatch out for gusts, and wind changesCommunicate with your crewWatch-out for traffic45 minute Rule
33What could possibly go wrong? Run AgroundLift daggerboardMay have to re-launch (watch out for rocks)Something BreaksTELL SOMEONE!!!CapsizePerson (“Man”) or Hat Overboard
34Capsize! Never leave the boat – for any reason! The Finer Points Turn the boat into the windUn-cleat the mainsheetIf the daggerboard has fallen through, push it up through the daggerboard wellBe patient ( can be slow )Don’t let the boat sail away! Make sure you do it right the first time – can be cold, tiring, and de-moralizingWorse case – Ask for help from passers-by, International distress signal, wait for Safety Boat
35Capsize!“Sailing - The fine art of getting wet and becoming ill, while going nowhere slowly at great expense (equivalent to standing in a cold shower, fully clothed, throwing up, and tearing up $100 bills, while a bunch of other people watch you). “
39Rights of Way Swimmers ALWAYS have ROW Stay 100 Yards (~ Meters) away from DIVERSMotionless craft have ROWWhen all else fails, YIELD Right of Way TO AVOID A COLLISION
40Rights of WaySailing Dictionary for Landlubbers… H. Beard, R McKie
41Right of Way (ROW) When overtaking, the boat BEING OVERTAKEN has ROW Sailboats have ROW over powerboatsSailboat on a STARBOARD TACK has ROW over one on a PORT TACKTwo boats on same tack – Boat MORE LEEWARD (downwind) has ROWSailing Fundamentals – G Jobson
42Land to Sea, err, Lake Tow the boat to the water using a dolly Boat goes into water, stern-firstPut the trailer out of the wayHold the boat by the painter lineRaise the sail by pulling the halyard. Cleat the halyardLower the rudderFinal Check (ie: Drain Plugs???)Lower the daggerboard about half way – you need it to steerHave your crew push you towards your course
43Launching Before you launch Determine Wind Direction At the marinaIn open waterDecide a course to sailGo Upwind of marina!Choose the starting tack
48Landing SLOW DOWN! PULL UP THE DAGGERBOARD Let out the main Turn into the windPULL UP THE DAGGERBOARDHalf way as you come in, then all the way as you approach shallow.If need be:Jump out of the boat to stopAsk for help from shoreSwim the boat back
53Other Hazards Lightning Hypothermia Broken Equipment First Aid Kit Need I say more?HypothermiaWater temp < 60°, Lifejacket REQUIREDBroken EquipmentCheck your boat *before* you sail away…Maintenance tagsTell someone!First Aid KitInside sail house
54Checking out Allows you to sail the boat anytime during daylight hours Show the ability to:Rig and de-rig the boat.Sail at all points of sail.Tack and jibe. At least two of each must be performed.Right the craft properly from the turtled position after a capsize.Rescue a sailor who has fallen overboard.Launch and land correctly.Advanced boats require advanced maneuvers.Must have wind (ie whitecapping) to checkout
55Checking outthe SECRETARY to receive your checkout! Include the following:Your NameThe boat you checked out onThe name of the person giving the checkoutThe date
56Post - SunfishThere are other boats. They are faster, bigger, hold more friends.Our FleetSunfish (Crew)Laser (Advanced Crew)C-15 / 470 (Seaman II)Catamaran / Keel Boats (Seaman III)All Boats (Skipper)
61Fine Print Article II Regulations Section 2.1. Every person must follow all laws and regulations concerning life jackets and safety equipment. In addition to these regulations, all persons must wear life jackets when weather conditions require it and any guest who has not passed the swim test must wear a life jacket.Section 2.2. Drinking of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on any club boat.Section 2.3. Sailing after dark is prohibited unless sanctioned by the executive Board.Section 2.4. Every captain is financially responsible for the loss, destruction, misuse, or abuse of club property. If, in the opinion of the Executive Board, neglect, poor seamanship, or irresponsible behavior of any kind results in damage to club property, assessments may be made accordingly.Section 2.5. It is the responsibility of all captains to return all gear to its proper storage place after sailing.Section 2.6. Marina rules must be followed.Section 2.7. The wind speed limit for sailing club equipment is 20 miles per hour.
62?Sailing Dictionary for Landlubbers… H. Beard, R McKie