Points of Sailing

As you might guess, the angle a sail receives the wind from depends on the boat angle to the wind ( obviously... )

Therefore, each boat angle to the wind requires a specific sail trimming ( obviously too... )

This chapter covers probably the single most important knowledge you will acquire through your sailing career, so pay attention

This schema, called "Points of sailing", shows the typical trimming patterns depending on the directions a boat receives the wind from

Points of Sailing

The rule of thumb is: the "closer" to the wind ( = the more upwind you are sailing ), the tighter the sails must be hauled in

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