Sometimes in sailing it’s smart to stay safe and not take the dare. The safe maneuver is called the chicken gybe (jibe).
Managing sail twist can increase the performance, speed, and control of the sails. What is Sail Twist and how to use it…
Sailing doesn’t need to be scary. It’s simply a skill that you can master. Not just learn. Master. Sure, you need to take some courses and practice, but every single concept you learn, every single time you practice, you are building a depth of knowledge that slowly chips away at fear. Plus, now you can practice with a virtual reality sailing course!
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Nautical language has a long and storied history, with many basic sailing terms that can completely confuse the newcomer.
Both the speed and angle of apparent wind can vary depending on your velocity, which has important implications for sailing. What is apparent wind?
Following on from last week’s excellent post by SVN Magazine on Barber Haulers, this week we show how to make your own very simple Barber Hauler while on a catamaran on a sailing vacation (or on your own catamaran). The issue is that the catamarans have their jibsheet track on the rooftop of the salon. […]
The barber hauler owes its name to the Barber brothers, who introduced it for the first time in the 1950s to move the jib clew laterally and inwards to close the jib-mainsail channel and get a tighter angle on the wind. Over the years it has undergone a remarkable development….
The NauticEd Sail Trim course now includes how to hoist, fly, and douse a spinnaker. Here is an animation embedded into the course so that you can learn the names of the components associated with a spinnaker.
I nabbed this image off Pinterest via (https://hobiecat16.wordpress.com/2010/09/23/points-of-sail-vs-boat-speed/). It is a pretty good image that represents the speed of a sailboat versus the sailing angle to the wind. It is pretty easy to read – at dead downwind in a 10-knot breeze the fastest you can get this boat to go is slightly less than […]
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