Learn How to Sail: A Step-by-Step Guide to SAILING
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Join me on a comprehensive sailing lesson. I teach you the basics you need to know to begin sailing, from vocabulary and parts of the boat to getting underway and understanding sailing maneuvers. Boat: 1980 Capri 25 Cameras: Panasonic G85 GoPro Hero 5 Audio: RØDE VideoMicro (on camera); GoPro crappy onboard mic; and Zoom H1 (voiceover) Drone: DJI Mavic Pro Edited on Final Cut Pro X Thanks for watching! Instagram: @MrJoshPost
While watching many different sailing videos ( mostly cruising vlogs etc ) , I could never understand the use of " sheets ", as I always associated Sheets as sails , certainly never thought " ropes ", makes so much more sense now . ( well ,not the part/reason why the hell anybody would call a rope , a sheet )
" Halyard " now makes sense , thank you ... as now does " Genoa "
Ok , lets see if this is correct ... a " Head " sail , " Jibsail and a " Staysail " are the same thing ( I assume that " Staysail " would be used with a roller furling ) ... but those names are to describe "where " they go/are located ... in that location .... one can use a " Jib " sail , or a " Genoa " , or ???
What is a " Code Zero " sail ( does it go by other names )
Bob from Calgary
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-in our experience never--nevertie a stopper figure 8 knot on any sheet (running Line) when they need to go let em go, easier to recover from that rather then a knock down.
Keep up the good work. Would like to meet you some day
Halyard = Any rope that lifts a sail (Main halyard = rope that lifts the main sail up the mast)
Sheet = Any rope horizontally that pulls sails for trim (Main Sheet = Pulls the main sail in and out)
Tack = The corner of a sail that connects to the boat
Clew = The corner of the sail that connects to the sheet
Head = The corner of the sail that connects to the halyard
Stay = Ensures the mast "Stay(s)" up. Fore stay (front of boat) and Back stay (Guess)...
Bow = Front of boat
Stern = Back of boat
Cockpit = The secure area with boat and sail controls
Deck = The flat walking surfaces outside of the cockpit
Beam = Side of boat (hence "wind abeam" is wind to the side of the boat)
Hull = The boats floating structure
Keel = Underwater vertical structure protruding from the hull. Can come in different shapes.
Rudder = Underwater vertical surface used to turn the boat
Block = Anything that turns a ropes direction
Cleat = Secures a rope in position
Port = Left Use phrase "There's no PORT LEFT in the bottle" also, Port (the fortified wine) is RED!
Starboard = Right (The other side) ;-)
Thanks for posting a clear and well made video on the subject!
Regarding Port and Starboard , I found it a lot easier , ( after trying to learn that Port was the left side ) that starboard was a lot easier to figureout/remember , as pronouncing " Starboard " the letter R is strong , and of course ...R is for Right ...so for me Port = Left ( the other side )
But I guess the point is ...what ever works
Had I heard " There's no Port Left in the bottle " , that would have made things easier .
I find myself adapting Port and Starboard terminology to my van in everyday driving .
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I just acquired a 31 footer Jim Brown Seafarer about 2 months ago as an unfinished project (10 years on the hard after a demasting) with no sails and a half finished conversion from a ketch rig to a bermuda (all the deck gear in the wrong places. I got it sufficiently seaworthy in just 3 weeks and also found a second hand Genoa 30% and a Main 50%, I had to have cut down by about 7 ft leaving it with a luff lower edge instead of a rope edge to feed into the boom.
All a bit jury rigged as I had to remove it from the boat yard in just 4 weeks and sail it 120 miles home. It took me 5 days sailing day time only running pretty much down wind which started at a brisk 12 to 15 but built up to 40knts with gusts on the way home... Islands to anchor in the leah of each night were planned and appreciated. We had no GPS a hand held compass and basic charts no sounder.
Half way home we lost the rudder cables and I had to drop the main, furl the foresail to a handkerchief, dropping from an average of 15 knts down to just 2-3 as I sailed using my feet on the top of the rudder to get about 15 miles to safe anchorage, to repair the rudder cables using a spare stay wire...A real baptism of fire as we had no main engine, just a 16ft aluminium punt as a tender with a 30hp furmly roped along side... trying to take the side out of the outer port pontoon as seas were up to 9 ft.
I was nearly ready to sell it, my first big boat by the time we got home, but 2 days in port and the love came back. I paid only about $6,500 AU equal to about $5'000 US by the time I got it to home port. So given ho it survived the trip home I think it was a killer deal.
We are fortunate here to have a barrier reef an average of about 12 to 30 miles of shore, as the trip would not have been possible with the boat in such poor repair (the centerboard case badly repaired, was initially leaking about 500gph, now down to 5 per day) amazing what can be achieved with polyurethane cartridges, some glass matting, some ply and screws. LOL. I am guessing it will cost me another $10,000 doing the work myself (Ex military Engineer and Jack of all trades) I am looking forward to having it ready to visit Papua New Guinea or Bali by Christmas.
Many thanks for your Video I watched it to help refresh my mind on some terms I had forgotten, as I had not sailed in 20 years and have been recovering from a large brain tumor (left prefrontal, goose egg size) for the last 3 years, now officially an invalid pensioner at 57. :)
Regards Smiley :)
Thanks also for the prompt reply it was appreciated.
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That Alan Watts haunts me. I always answer his question with sailing, then it turns into, how do I make it happen? Well, I've spent the last 3 years trying to make it happen and I'm quite close. But I wonder if it's 3 years wasted.
"I'm not wearing a life jacket"
One of the first things I changed on the rigging of my boat when I bought it was a line connected to the head of the Jib, going down under the pulpit to a block and then back into the cockpit. It allows me to raise and lower the Jib without leaving the cockpit. I don't sail solo yet, but I imagine it would be pretty nifty for you.
Docking is difficult.....
Thanks for sharing!
With all of that said, several companies offer inexpensive sailing classes, ASA (American Sailing Association) is the one I've used. As noted, there is much more to sailing than this video, such as rules of navigation, Coast Guard regulations, docking manuvers, and much more. I didn't find any of it difficult, but as I discovered when I took motorcycle lessones after 30 years of riding, just because you can move a boat or a bike doesn't mean there isn't a better or safer way to do it.
Most sailing instructors are good sailors, and well versed in the vernacular. However, they talk to you (the new student) in Sail-ese as if you know what he/she is saying which makes sailing seem ridiculously complicated -- when it's not.Good job Josh!
There are actually up to four ropes on a sailboat, the bolt rope, tiller rope, foot rope and possibly a bell rope. Now maybe you will understand why my son hates my method of teaching. :)