Sailing

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Sailing

  1. 1. Sailing By Jody Start
  2. 2. History of Sailing <ul><li>For thousands of years, wind was the only source of energy that would allow for man to travel long distances over seas such as the Mediterranean or the Atlantic Ocean. These were distances that were too long to just use muscle power and paddles only. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sailing is enjoyed by many people all over the world. It is a relaxing way to explore new lands and learn about other culture. Click to hear the sound of waves
  4. 4. The Sails <ul><li>The sails of a sailboat is what collects the wind and causes the boat to move. There are certain ways to hoist the sails depending on the direction and power of the wind. Click to view a video on how to raise the main sail. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>There are many different types of sailboats. Small sailboats are nice for one or two people to enjoy in calm lakes, while large boats are made for entertaining and sailing on larger bodies of water. A few different types of sailboats are: </li></ul><ul><li>Hobie Cat </li></ul><ul><li>Sunfish </li></ul><ul><li>Catamaran </li></ul><ul><li>Schooner </li></ul>Types of Boats
  6. 6. Sailing Terms <ul><li>Knowing the terminology that sailors use is helpful when learning to sail. It is difficult to follow directions when you don’t know what they mean. Knowing sailing lingo is important if you plan on sailing. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Sailing isn’t a difficult thing to do, but it is important that you know what you are doing before you try and take a boat out on the water. </li></ul>

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