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

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

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

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5 So whats a sailboat?

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7 PORT / STARBOARD Some Quick Terms

8 Royces Sailing Illustrated

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17 How to rig a Sunfish Checklist 1.Hull, Trailer 2.Sail assembly (halyard, mainsheet, mast, sail) 3.Rudder, tiller, tiller extension 4.Dagger-board 5.PFDs ( Life Jackets ) 6.Drain Plugs, Drain Plugs, Drain Plugs

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

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

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

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

22 Sailing (the fun stuff) Dans Simple Rules for Sailing 1.Be Safe 2.You cannot sail straight into the wind (~45 o ) 3.If the boat tilts (heels) one way, lean (hike out) the other way 4.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 Similar to a wing Sail pulls the boat 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° 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) Coming About (Tacking) –BOW turns ACROSS the wind –Communicate with crew/passengers Ready about Ready about –Crew: Ready Helms a lee Helms a lee Move tiller TOWARD sail 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 Jibing –STERN turns ACROSS the wind –Communicate with crew/passengers Ready to jibe Ready to jibe –Crew: Ready SHEET IN!!! SHEET IN!!! Jibe-Ho Jibe-Ho Move sail from one side to other (NOT BY TURNING) 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 ) Luff (flap) the Sail ( does NOT work going downwind ) Turn INTO the Wind Turn INTO the Wind Capsize Capsize

31 Steering You can only steer when you are moving!! You can only steer when you are moving!! To HEAD TO WINDWARD push tiller towards the SAIL To HEAD TO WINDWARD push tiller towards the SAIL To HEAD TO LEEWARD pull the tiller towards YOU To HEAD TO LEEWARD pull the tiller towards YOU You can steer going backwards (above steering reverses) 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 fromAlways know where the wind is coming from Watch out for gusts, and wind changesWatch out for gusts, and wind changes Communicate with your crewCommunicate with your crew Watch-out for trafficWatch-out for traffic 45 minute Rule45 minute Rule

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

34 Capsize! Never leave the boat – for any reason! Never leave the boat – for any reason! The Finer Points 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 ) –Dont let the boat sail away! –Dont let the boat sail away! Make sure you do it right the first time – can be cold, tiring, and de-moralizing 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 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 Swimmers ALWAYS have ROW Stay 100 Yards (~ Meters) away from DIVERS Stay 100 Yards (~ Meters) away from DIVERS Motionless craft have ROW Motionless craft have ROW When all else fails, YIELD Right of Way TO AVOID A COLLISION 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) 1. When overtaking, the boat BEING OVERTAKEN has ROW 2. Sailboats have ROW over powerboats 3. Sailboat on a STARBOARD TACK has ROW over one on a PORT TACK 4. 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 Tow the boat to the water using a dolly Boat goes into water, stern-first Boat goes into water, stern-first Put the trailer out of the way Put the trailer out of the way Hold the boat by the painter line Hold the boat by the painter line Raise the sail by pulling the halyard. Cleat the halyard Raise the sail by pulling the halyard. Cleat the halyard Lower the rudder Lower the rudder Final Check (ie: Drain Plugs???) Final Check (ie: Drain Plugs???) Lower the daggerboard about half way – you need it to steer Lower the daggerboard about half way – you need it to steer Have your crew push you towards your course Have your crew push you towards your course

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

44 Launching (onshore wind) Launching (onshore wind)

45 Launching (offshore wind) Launching (offshore wind)

46 Launching (wind towards jetty)

47 Launching (wind coming over jetty)

48 Landing SLOW DOWN! SLOW DOWN! –Let out the main –Turn into the wind PULL UP THE DAGGERBOARD 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 Jump out of the boat to stop Ask for help from shore Ask for help from shore Swim the boat back Swim the boat back

49 Landing (onshore wind) Landing (onshore wind)

50 Landing (offshore wind) Landing (offshore wind)

51 Landing (wind towards jetty)

52 Landing (wind coming over jetty)

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

54 Checking out Allows you to sail the boat anytime during daylight hours Allows you to sail the boat anytime during daylight hours Show the ability to: 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 Must have wind (ie whitecapping) to checkout

55 Checking out the SECRETARY to receive your checkout! Include the following: 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. There are other boats. They are faster, bigger, hold more friends. Our Fleet Our Fleet –Sunfish (Crew) –Laser (Advanced Crew) –C-15 / 470 (Seaman II) –Catamaran / Keel Boats (Seaman III) –All Boats (Skipper)

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58 470 / C15

59 Catamaran

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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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