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Should one dock on the windward side or the leeward side of the dock?
If a boat is overtaking another boat, which boat has the right of way?
The faster boat has the right of way
Which boat gives way to the other: maneuverable or less maneuverable
more maneuverable gives way
Which sailboat under sail gives way to another if they are on opposite tacks?
Sailboat on starboard tack has the right of way.
Which sailboat under sail gives way to the other if they are on the same tack?
Sailboat on the leeward side has the right of way.
Which boat under power has the right of way if their paths cross?
The boat on the right is right.
How does the boat without right of way indicate to the other of their intent to give way?
Make a 20 degree course correction to the aft of the boat with right of way.
What are the informal right of way rules?
Give way to much larger vessels and to vessels with impaired visibility.
Where is the clew of the mainsail?
Clew connects the mainsail to the outhaul and cleated securing the foot of the mainsail.
What is apparent wind?
Apparent wind is the combination of the wind generated by nature and the wind generated by the boat moving through the wind - tell tales indicate apparent wind.
What does it mean to tack?
To turn the boat into and across the wind to the opposite direction ("coming about")
What does it mean to get "stuck in irons"?
The sailboat loses power as its nose points into the wind.
What does it mean to jibe?
When sailing downwind, the turn from one point of sail across to he other is called a jibe (falling off)
Describe the optimal launch conditions.
Point the boat into the wind to keep it de-powered and floated into deep enough water to lower th rudders.
How does one launch where the wind is blowing from the beach towards the water?
Keep the boat pointed into the wind, drift backwards with the rudders up, stay forward, then lower the rudders and turn.
How does one right a catamaran?
Point the boat into the wind at a 45 degree angle, release the mainsail,climb to the top of the boat, stand up, pull the righting line and slowly lean back.
Where is the tack on a sail?
The tack lower inboard position of the sail where the forward edge (luff) and foot meet.
Where is the clew on a sail?
Aft corner of sail where foot meets leech.
Where is the Boom Vang?
Tackle or rod that holds the boom down.
What is a spar?
Any pole that controls a sail, including mast, boom, jibboom or spinnaker pole.
What is the halyard?
Running rigging that hoists a sail up the mast.
What action is required if the telltale on the windward side of the sail points forward?
Sail should be traveled in or boat steered further downwind.
What action is required if the telltale on the leeward side of the sail points forward and windward telltale points upwards?
Stalling; Sail should be travelled out or the boat headed up into the wind a little more.
What is luffing?
Luffing is when you try to sail too high into the wind, the jib will flap from one side to the other.
What is stalling?
Stalling is when you sail too far off the wind.
Which point of sail allows for the highest speed?
beam reach