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How to Trim the Jib – Trimming the Jib with Telltales
The easiest and most efficient way to trim the jib is to pay attention to telltales at the sail's leading edge. The telltales show you when to pull in the sail or let it out  ...
Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Basic Sailing ... - About.com
When the sail is in trim, these streamers, called telltales, blow back straight on both sides of the sail. Here is a view of what jib telltales look like and how to trim a ...
Points of Sail off Wind - Sailing - About.com
Different terms are used for the different points of sail, such as close hauled ... ( No boat can sail directly into the wind.) ... See how to trim the jib using telltales.
Basic Sailboat Terms (Parts of a Sailboat) - Sailing - About.com
Learning the terms will help you learn to sail and enhance communication on a ... Telltales - Pieces of yarn or ribbons on the luff of a sail to help with trimming, ...
Learn to Sail (Everything You Need to Know) - Sailing - About.com
It's probably easier to learn how to sail than you think. You can learn through an organized program or on your own. Here you can get started learning the main ...
How to Read the Wind When Sailing - Indicators - About.com
Learn to read the wind on and off the sailboat for best sail trim and speed. ... fly may simply have telltales on the shrouds to help one judge wind direction.
Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Basic Sailing ... - About.com
This is Part 3 in the full course for learning to sail a small boat. ... to Trim the Jib Using Telltales · How to Raise the Mainsail · How to Dock a Sailboat Under Sail ...
Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - How to Rig the Boat - Sailing
You will be slowly pulling it in to raise the sail as you hank it on. ... How to Raise the Mainsail · How to Gybe a Sailboat · How to Trim the Jib Using Telltales ...
Luff - What Is a Luff - Sailing - About.com
The luff is the leading edge of a sail. ... How to Trim the Jib Using Telltales · How to Raise the Mainsail · Roller Furling Jibs · How to Dock a Sailboat Under Sail ...
Roller Furling Jibs - Sailing - About.com
As you continue to pull out the jib with the jibsheet, enough of the sail will ... When the jib is all the way out, cleat the furling line and trim the jib using its telltales.
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