Tips on Learning to Sail a Larger Vessel

Sailing Boats on WaterAmong the finest sailing seminars is only to head out with the old-timer or two who liberally share warning after warning, adage after adage, whopper after whopper.

I always take a notebook for such cases. Here is a sampling of the greatest hints gleaned over time.

•We probably learn not to duplicate each blunder — difficulty is, there is still plenty more new ones to make.

• To graphic prop into the cabin. That might save a bruised coccyx, or worse — a back that is damaged.

• Walk back-down propeller-walk, envision a pair of boots trekking in the direction of the propeller (commonly clockwise for forward; counterclockwise for reverse).

•Keep nothing hanging that might wind up hooked to an anchor or wrapped around a wench.

•How to tell if shoes might scuff a boat: walk up and kick a boat (preferably someone else’s). They scuff if it makes a mark.

•Tack using geographical reference points rather than compass/wind gauge to avoid instrument interim.

• Soften In rough waters men should sit to pee on the head, to avoid a mess around walls and the ground.

•Here’s the difference between a fairytale and a sailor’s narrative: Fairytales start with ‘once upon a time’; a sailor’s narrative with ‘this is not any lie …’

“When the sails are overpowered with wind and the boat heels excessively, bleed some of it off. The boat sail quicker and may find better basis though electricity is decreased.”
The most dangerous parts of the journey when sailing a 33 fr boat: The most dangerous parts of the journey are the last 33 feet and the first 33 feet.

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