|IMPROVE YOUR SAILING SKILLS|
|Information needed to help the
novice become an expert. Segments on Spinnaker, Sail
Trim, Reefing, Draft Control, Anchoring, Tacking &
Jibing, Safety and more.
Item #385.........43 minutes
|--- Complete Video Table of Contents ---|
|Opening: pretty shots of
34' C & C sailboat underweigh with starting comments
and introduction to the subjects covered on the video
02:10 Efficient Tacking demonstrated: commands ("ready about," "hard alee"), jobs of helmsman, bowman and grinder for an optimum tack that loses a minimum of boat speed. Elements of efficient tacking. Different wind conditions. Examples of a complete successful tack.
05:50 Keys to a safe Jibe demonstrated: move the vang car: uncleat the sheet: winch in the main sheet: sharp turn to leeward: genoa sheet control WATCH YOUR HEAD at all times: lead vang sheet back to rail
08:05 Draft control demonstrated: proper location in different wind conditions: using the outhaul: tensioning the luff by using the cunningham or main halyard: position of maximum draft: positioning the traveler in different wind conditions: removing weather helm to balance the boat: using mainsheet tension to control the sail's leech: the leech tell-tales: using the outhaul: bend the mast by tensioning the baby stay (if you have one)
13:20 Reefing the Main demonstrated: attaching the hook: securing the topping lift: easing the mainsheet: releasing the halyard while wincing in the reefing line: using the cunningham or main halyard: rolling up the foot: crank in the mainsheet to re-fill the mainsail.
15:40 The foresail. Shaping the genoa: point of maximum draft location in genoa: using the genoa halyard for proper luff tensioning ("getting the wrinkles out"): correct genoa sheet lead position: using the lazy sheet to establish a new lead position: tensioning the hydraulic backstay (if you have one)
19:10 Going from a Beat to a Reach: keeping the draft in the right place: genoa halyard and backstay adjustment. Going from a Reach to a Broad Reach. Boom vang adjustment off the wind.
20:20 Using the Spinnaker (demonstrated): tracing the after-guy and attaching the sheet: raising the spinnaker: uncovering the turtle: a good set shown: proper pole trim (computer graphics used): controlling spinnaker luff - adjust pole to wind, mast and height above water: height of clew and tack: trimming with the helm: the spinnaker take-down and gathering in
29:25 On-board Safety items: life jackets: flare gun: fire extinguisher: VHF: first-aid kit: safety harness: personal strobe: horseshoe w/man-overboard pole: the Lifesling retrieval system
33:00 Man Overboard Drill (demonstrated): the alert: throwing out the MOB gear: keeping an eye on person in the water: reverse course and maneuver for the pick-up: approach victim from downwind position: preparing the boarding ladder or rescue sling: revue of Drill procedures
36:40 Anchoring demonstrations: the proper gear - anchor, chain, rode: recommended ground tackle chart guide: anchor the same way as everyone else around you (either 1 or 2 hooks down): head into the wind: lower (do not throw) the anchor: back downwind to dig in: proper scope length: securing the rode: setting the stern anchor: hauling in the bow line to set the stern anchor:
41:30 Staying Anchored in the same place: the visual bearing: electronic anchor alarm: the anchor watch. Weighing Anchor without a windlass (use a winch, if you have to). Get the stern anchor up first (don't forget to shake the mud off before bringing the hook aboard).
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