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Hints on Boat Sailing and Racing by Charles Cooper (1882)

Bermuda Boats Yachts And
Bermuda Boats Yachts And Sailing The Intricate Waters Of The Bermuda Islands Are Navigated By A Style Of Boat The Look Of Which Is No Doubt Familiar To Many People Who Have Never Been To Bermuda. They Are Short, Broad, Deep, Handy Little Vessels ; They Are Not Fast, Though ...

Boat Sailing Trim
Boat Sailing Trim The First And Most Important Thing To Be Considered Is "trim," For Although You May Have The Best Made Sail Ever Turned Out By The Famous Lapthorn, The Best Shaped Boat Ever Built By The Renowned Waterman, And The Smartest Boat's Crew That Ever Wet Their Jackets ...

Bombay Boats Peculiar Keel
Bombay Boats Peculiar Keel The Deck View Of These Boats Is Very Like That Of The Famous " America " Schooner, Long Sharp Bow, Beam Carried Well Aft, Round Stern, And Altogether Like An Elongated Pear ; But The Greatest Peculiarity Consists In Their Under Water Profile, As Shown In ...

Chinese Rigs Boats And
Chinese Rigs Boats And Sailing There Is A Great Variety Of Boats In Different Parts Of China, And Northern And Southern Boats Differ Considerably From One Another, But The Same Leading Features Are Common To All, But As The Southern Are The Best Boats, And The Most Typical, I Will ...

Choosing A Boat For
Choosing A Boat For Friendly Racing With Regard To Choosing, Rigging And Pre Paring A Boat For A Race, There Must Always Be A. Considerable Variety Of Opinion ; But As A General Rule, Supposing That You Have A Choice Of Two. Or Three Boats, Take One With A Long ...

English And French Rigs
English And French Rigs The Advantages Of The English Rig Are That It Is Quickly Got Up Or Down, There Is Very Little Gear About It, And There Is No Bowsprit, The Absence Of Which Is A Great Advantage In Coming Alongside A Ship, But The Foresail Is A Large ...

Examine All The Gear
Examine All The Gear - Friendly Racing Examine All The The Boat's Gear Yourself, And Trust To Nobody, Before Starting For A Race ; See That There Are No Sprung Sailing Thwarts, Or Masts, Or Yards, No Rotten Ropes, Half Straightened Hooks, Ripped Sails, Or Anything Else Which Is At ...

Family Boats Of The
Family Boats Of The Chinese Some Of The Northern Junks In China Have As Many As Five Masts ; Two Of These Are Generally Mizens Stuck Up On The Poop, One On Each Side '. The After Leeches Of Their Sails Are Stright Instead Of Being Rounded As In The ...

Flatness Of Sails
Flatness Of Sails In The Figure I Have Represented The Sail As Being A Flat Surface, Which In Point Of Fact It Never Really Is, Hut It Should Always Be Remembered That The Nearer A Sail Can Be Made To Approach To A Flat Surface The Better The Boat Will ...

Gigs Single Lug Handy
Gigs Single Lug Handy Rig The Service Six-oared Galleys And Gigs Are Generally Rather Heavy Boats, And Do Not Pull Well, But They Sometimes Sail Very Well If Properly Rigged. There Is Probably To Be Seen A Greater Variety Of Rigs For Gigs Than For Any Other Class Of Boats ...

Hints On Boat Sailing
Hints On Boat Sailing Boat Sailing May Be Looked Upon As The Nursery For Ship Sailing, The Same General Princi Ples Apply In Both Cases, And Although It Is Quite Possible That An Accomplished Boat Sailor May Know Nothing Of Ship Sailing Through Not Having Had Any Opportunity Of Practicing ...

Jolly Boats And Dingies
Jolly Boats And Dingies Jolly Boats And Dingies Are Generally Fitted At The Dockyards With Lug Sails, But It Is Just At This Point In The Size Of Boats That The Sprit Sail Begins To Come In Handy, And I Look Upon The Sprit And Jib As The Handiest Of ...

Launches And Pinnaces Man
Launches And Pinnaces Man Of War Boats In Considering A Few Of The Different Classes And Rigs Of Boats, I Propose To Commence With Man-of-war Boats, And Then To Notice One Or Two Of The Rigs To Be Met With In Other Countries, Some Of Which Are Very Interesting, And ...

Other Rigs Boats And
Other Rigs Boats And Sailing In The Above Rig, The Masts Should Be Very Stout, And Well Supported At The Partners, As There Should Be No Shrouds. And The Halyards (single) Should Be Taken Up And Down The Mast, And Rove From Forward Aft, As The Foremost Yard Arm Is ...

Preparin To Start Friendly
Preparin To Start - Friendly Racing You Will Of Course Moor Your Boat To The Hawser By A " Slip Rope," And You Should Station A Steady Man To It, One Who Is Not Likely To Lose His Head In The Excitement, And To Let Go When He Ought To ...

Rigs For Racing Boats
Rigs For Racing - Boats And Sailing With Regard To Rig, Almost All Rigs Are Good, Provided The Sails Are Well Made, Well Set, And The Boat Well Handled ; Almost Everyone Has His Own Fancy About Rig, According To What Rig He Has Won Races, Or Seen Others Win ...

Rules For Racing
Rules For Racing It Is Scarcely Necessary To Say That No Racing Rules Can Be Made To Abrogate The Ordinary Rules Of The Road, Such As That Port Tack Gives Way To Starboard Tack, And That Boats " Going Free," Give Way To Boats " Close Hauled," And That The ...

Steering By The Wind
Steering By The Wind In Sailing By The Wind The Great Object Is To Make The Boat Go As Fast As Possible Through The Water In A Direction As Near To The Wind As Possi Ble ; Now If The Sheets Are Hauled Very Flat Aft And The Boat Sailed ...

Trim Of Sheets Steering
Trim Of Sheets - Steering Having Now Got Our Boat Into Trim, The Next Thing Is To Steer Her Properly ; The Art Of Steering A Boat By The Wind Is Only To Be Acquired By Practice, But The First Requisite Is Attention, Strict Attention . It Is A Game ...

Try Your Boat Practice The
Try Your Boat-practice The Crew One Of The First Things To Bear In Mind, Is, That When Once The Race Has Started, There Can Be No " Heaving To " To Repair Damages, Or To Make Any Alterations Of Importance, Without The Strong Probability Of Putting Yourself Out Of The ...

Yacht Classes
Yacht Classes Yachts May Be Broadly Divided Into Two Classes, Cruizers And Racers, And Although Some Of The Larger Ones Endeavour To Combine Both Quali Ties In One Vessel, I Imagine That It Is Not Gener Ally Attended With Much Success. The Principal Racing Classes Are The Five, Ten, Twenty, ...

Yacht The American
Yacht The American I Suppose That The Greatest Revolution In Yachting Which Has Ever Taken Place In This Coun Try Was Caused By The Appearance In The Solent Of The Famous America, In 185]. She Was A Schooner Of About 170 Tons, And She Was Built And Her Sails Were ...