What is a dead run in sailing?
During a death roll, the boat rolls from side to side, becoming gradually more unstable until either it capsizes or the skipper reacts correctly to prevent it. While on the dead run, off the wind, the force exerted by the sail lies almost parallel to the center line of the boat.
What is jibing and tacking?
Tacking is how you head upwind, pointing as high into the wind as possible, to keep the sails full. A jibe is conducted when you are heading downwind. Both involve the processes of turning the boat to change course when the current direction of travel is no longer possible or safe.
What should you do before pulling up the halyards?
First thing you want to do is unzip your sail bag and make sure the sail’s ready to go up. Number two, check your halyard. Often at night, you’ll put it around a cleat or pull it away from the mast just so it doesn’t clang. Make sure the halyard’s ready to flow smoothly and pull your sail up.
What are the 3 points of a sail?
Parts of the three sided mainsail
The foot is the bottom edge of the sail from the tack to the clew. The foot of a sail attaches to the boom. The luff is the forward or leading edge of a sail. The leech is the back edge of the sail.
What is Bal disp?
A Bal./Disp. ratio of 40 or more translates into a stiffer, more powerful boat that will be better able to stand up to the wind.
What is the luff of a sail?
Parts of a Sail
Luff –A sail’s forward edge. The luff of the mainsail is usually hoisted up and attached to the mast. The luff of the jib is attached to the forestay. Leech – The sail’s back edge.