Basic Keelboat (U.S. Sailing Certification) by Monk Henry, Mark Smith, Rob Eckhardt

By Monk Henry, Mark Smith, Rob Eckhardt

The 1st people SAILING's renowned Keelboat sequence, easy Keelboat covers the abilities and terminology required to responsibly skipper a small daysailing keelboat. easy Keelboat breaks down maneuvers like tacking, jibing, docking and overboard restoration in an easy, comprehensible demeanour. utilized by crusing colleges round the state, simple Keelboat is the definitive learn-to-sail textual content, released by way of the nationwide authority for crusing within the U.S.

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8 Starting with the bottom fastener, attach the luff of the jib onto the forestay 8 After assuring that you have the proper line, attach the jib halyard shackle to the head of the jib. Check that the halyard is not wrapped around the forestay. Secure the jib sheets to the clew of the jib using bowline knots. Jib sheets usually pass inside the shrouds, through the fairleads, and to the cockpit. Tie astopper knot (usually a figure-8 kno~ into the ends of the sheets in the cockpit. o Rigging the Mainsail: Attach the foot to the boom by inserting the clew of the sail into the forward end of the boom slot, pulling it along the boom, and attaching the outhaul.

Hoist the mainsail first, as it will help keep the boat's bow into the wind (and No-Go Zone) until you are ready to cast off. Feeding the mainsail luff into the slot of the mast as it is raised helps keep the sail from jamming in the slot. HOisting the Mainsail: 8 f) Loosen the cunningham and/or downhaul. , Loosen the mainsheet and any reefing lines and remove any sail ties. Tighten the traveler controls. Release the boom vang. Check the halyard to make sure it's clear, then hoist away. e o o Tighten the outhaul.

Aclosable fastening called a shackle connects the halyard to the head (top corner) of the sail. m Sailing Preparation Rigging the Sails Before leaving the dock the sails must be properly attached and raised. To rig the mainsail, first ease the outhaul and cunningham hnes and unfold the sail, then follow the recommended sequence on this page. Rigging the Jib: 8 Fasten the tack of the jib to the proper fitting at the bow. 8 Starting with the bottom fastener, attach the luff of the jib onto the forestay 8 After assuring that you have the proper line, attach the jib halyard shackle to the head of the jib.

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