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Learn basic sail setting, turning, centerboard tactics, trim, and balance for a successful sailing adventure. Stay safe with cold water shock prevention and weather source knowledge.


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  1. RYA Level 1

  2. Cold Water Shock Key Points: - You will likely gasp for air, then breath rapidly. - Can only hold breath for seconds so protect your airway from waves and spray. - Your heart will be working harder, so don t try to swim, just relax! - The effects will be at its worst in the first 30 seconds but will have gone within 3 minute

  3. Weather Sources Internet Windguru Met Office BBC Harbour / Marina notice board Coastguard on VHF Shipping Forecast Local radio weather bulletin Can Pay . Marine Call Metfax

  4. Level 1- On shore breeze

  5. Recap

  6. 5 Essentials 1. Sail Setting 2. Centreboard 3. Course made good 4. Trim 5. Balance

  7. 1) Sail setting

  8. 1) Turning using sails ? ?

  9. 2) Centreboard Upwind Sail IN Centreboard IN Across Wind Down Wind Sail out Centreboard OUT

  10. 3) Course made good cant go upwind

  11. 3) Course over ground -slippage S Slippage (leeway) - - Tide Force on sail more than the counteracting force on the centreboard Reducing Slippage - Centreboard fully in the water - Don t heal the boat - Dig the nose in sit forward upwind

  12. 4) Trim (forward and aft) Upwind sit forward to dig the front in and stop lateral movement Off wind flat is fast Planing downwind sit further back to induce planning raise bow

  13. 5) Balance Why does this happen? Digging in the bow on the lee side produces a bigger bow wave on that side and shoves the boat to windward

  14. Summary Flat is fast

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