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1 How to be a pirate sailor Part 1
UT Sailing Club How to be a pirate sailor Part 1 By: Dan Barad & Jason Moore

2 Saturday Sail What to bring: MEET AT CARPOOL SPOT Water + Lunch
Shoes or sandals for the water Sunscreen ( and hat ) Towel, Change of clothes Membership stuff Forms ( RecSports form, UTSC form ) Copy of UT ID card & health insurance card $50 dues MEET AT CARPOOL SPOT

3 Club Organization Items found on web site Join the EMAIL LIST!!
Calendar ( check often! ) Rank & Checkout procedures Additional Instruction (Knots!!!) Constitution By-laws Officer positions, duties, contact info Pictures! Join the LIST!! All club communication is via . Link on front page of website.


5 So what’s a sailboat?


7 Some 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 sail Starboard/Port Port Tack  Wind over the Port side of the boat  sail on the Sb side Starboard Tack  wind over the Sb side  sail on the Port side

8 Royce’s Sailing Illustrated

9 Royce’s Sailing Illustrated

10 Royce’s Sailing Illustrated

11 Royce’s Sailing Illustrated

12 Royce’s Sailing Illustrated

13 Royce’s Sailing Illustrated

14 Royce’s Sailing Illustrated

15 Royce’s Sailing Illustrated

16 Royce’s Sailing Illustrated

17 How to rig a Sunfish Checklist
Hull, Trailer Sail assembly (halyard, mainsheet, mast, sail) Rudder, tiller, tiller extension Dagger-board PFDs ( Life Jackets ) Drain Plugs, Drain Plugs, Drain Plugs

18 How to rig a Sunfish Checklist Hull, Trailer
Sail assembly (halyard, mainsheet, mast, sail) Rudder, tiller, tiller extension Dagger-board PFDs ( Life Jackets ) Drain Plugs, Drain Plugs, Drain Plugs!

19 Sail Assembly on PORT SIDE!!!
Deck – Top View Sail Assembly on PORT SIDE!!!

20 Tiller goes UNDER Bridle!!!
Anti-sinking Device a.k.a Drain Plug

21 Required fashion-wear
PFD ( Personal Flotation Device ) a.k.a Life Jackets PFD!

22 Sailing (the fun stuff)
Dan’s Simple Rules for Sailing Be Safe You cannot sail straight into the wind (~45o) If the boat tilts (heels) one way, lean (hike out) the other way If what you're doing doesn't work, try something else (but don't forget Rule #1)

23 How 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

24 So 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

25 Points of Sail (Angle to Wind)
45° 45° Sailing Fundamentals – G Jobson

26 What TACK am I on? Sailing Fundamentals – G Jobson

27 Changing Tacks (How to avoid rocks and other annoying things…)
Coming About (Tacking) BOW turns ACROSS the wind Communicate with crew/passengers “Ready about” Crew: “Ready” “Helm’s a lee” Move tiller TOWARD sail Duck Sailing Fundamentals – G Jobson

28 Changing Tacks (How to avoid rocks and other annoying things…)
“Beating to windward - A method of flogging crew to increase upwind performance when racing.”

29 Changing Tacks (How to avoid rocks and other annoying things…)
Jibing STERN turns ACROSS the wind Communicate with crew/passengers “Ready to jibe” Crew: “Ready” SHEET IN!!! “Jibe-Ho” Move sail from one side to other (NOT BY TURNING) Duck DO NOT POWER-JIBE Avoid in moderate to heavy wind Why is the boom called a “boom”?

30 How to stop/slow down Luff (flap) the Sail ( does NOT work going downwind ) Turn INTO the Wind Capsize

31 Steering You can only steer when you are moving!!
To HEAD TO WINDWARD push tiller towards the SAIL To HEAD TO LEEWARD pull the tiller towards YOU You can steer going backwards (above steering reverses) Sailing Fundamentals – G Jobson

32 Sailing: Things to Keep in Mind
Always know where the wind is coming from Watch out for gusts, and wind changes Communicate with your crew Watch-out for traffic 45 minute Rule

33 What could possibly go wrong?
Run Aground Lift daggerboard May have to re-launch (watch out for rocks) Something Breaks TELL SOMEONE!!! Capsize Person (“Man”) or Hat Overboard

34 Capsize! Never leave the boat – for any reason! The Finer Points
Turn the boat into the wind Un-cleat the mainsheet If the daggerboard has fallen through, push it up through the daggerboard well Be 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-moralizing Worse case – Ask for help from passers-by, International distress signal, wait for Safety Boat

35 Capsize! “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). “

36 Man Person Overboard Hat

37 Rights of Way Sailing Fundamentals – G Jobson

38 Rights of Way Sailing Fundamentals – G Jobson

39 Rights of Way Swimmers ALWAYS have ROW
Stay 100 Yards (~ Meters) away from DIVERS Motionless craft have ROW When all else fails, YIELD Right of Way TO AVOID A COLLISION

40 Rights of Way Sailing Dictionary for Landlubbers… H. Beard, R McKie

41 Right of Way (ROW) When overtaking, the boat BEING OVERTAKEN has ROW
Sailboats have ROW over powerboats Sailboat on a STARBOARD TACK has ROW over one on a PORT TACK Two boats on same tack – Boat MORE LEEWARD (downwind) has ROW Sailing Fundamentals – G Jobson

42 Land to Sea, err, Lake Tow the boat to the water using a dolly
Boat goes into water, stern-first Put the trailer out of the way Hold the boat by the painter line Raise the sail by pulling the halyard. Cleat the halyard Lower the rudder Final Check (ie: Drain Plugs???) Lower the daggerboard about half way – you need it to steer Have your crew push you towards your course

43 Launching Before you launch Determine Wind Direction
At the marina In open water Decide a course to sail Go Upwind of marina! Choose the starting tack

44 Launching (onshore wind)

45 Launching (offshore wind)

46 Launching (wind towards jetty)

47 Launching (wind coming over jetty)

48 Landing SLOW DOWN! PULL UP THE DAGGERBOARD Let out the main
Turn into the wind PULL UP THE DAGGERBOARD Half way as you come in, then all the way as you approach shallow. If need be: Jump out of the boat to stop Ask for help from shore Swim the boat back

49 Landing (onshore wind)

50 Landing (offshore wind)

51 Landing (wind towards jetty)

52 Landing (wind coming over jetty)

53 Other Hazards Lightning Hypothermia Broken Equipment First Aid Kit
Need I say more? Hypothermia Water temp < 60°, Lifejacket REQUIRED Broken Equipment Check your boat *before* you sail away… Maintenance tags Tell someone! First Aid Kit Inside sail house

54 Checking 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

55 Checking out the SECRETARY to receive your checkout! Include the following: Your Name The boat you checked out on The name of the person giving the checkout The date

56 Post - Sunfish There are other boats. They are faster, bigger, hold more friends. Our Fleet Sunfish (Crew) Laser (Advanced Crew) C-15 / 470 (Seaman II) Catamaran / Keel Boats (Seaman III) All Boats (Skipper)

57 Laser

58 470 / C15

59 Catamaran

60 J24

61 Fine 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

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