How to sail - Points of Sail

How to sail - Points of Sail - Part 1 of 5: Introduction

Points of Sail - Part 1 of 5: Introduction. This video introduces the concept of the points of sail. The trick here is to understand where the wind is blowing from. This is a BIG thing to understand. Once you can identify this you can identify what point of sail you need to be on for a given course. Watch the subsequent videos in this sequence to understand each point of sail.

 

How to sail - Points of Sail - Part 2 of 5: Close-hauled (sailing towards the wind)

Points of Sailing - Part 2 of 5: Close-hauled is the point of sail when you need to sail upwind. on this point of sail you pull the sails in hard and steer the boat into the no go zone to keep closest to the wind. The centreboard should be fully down sailing upwind. Watch the other segments in this sequence to understand the other points of sail.

 

How to sail - Points of Sail - Part 3 of 5: Reaching (sailing across the wind)

Points of Sailing - Part 3 of 5: Reaching is the term that applies to several points of sail. All of which are when you are sailing across the wind. Reaching is sailing at its fastest so understanding how to set the sails is a key skill to learn. Watch the other parts in the sequence to understand the other points of sail.

 

How to sail - Points of Sail - Part 4 of 5: Running (sailing away from the wind)

Points of Sailing - Part 4 of 5: Running is the point of sail needed when you are sailing away from the winds which is also know as sailing downwind. This can sometimes be tricky particularly when the wind is strong. This video will help you to identify what to do to sail downwind.


 

How to sail - Points of Sail - Part 5 of 5: Key Learning Points

Points of Sailing - Part 5 of 5: Key Learning Points. This video shows the key points we want you to remember for the points of sail. Use this video as a revision after watching the others.







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