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nautical : of, relating to, or associated with seamen, navigation, or ships — Webster
sailing : the technical skill of managing a boat — Webster
Sailing employs the wind—acting on sails, wingsails or kites—to propel a craft on the surface of the water (sailing ship, sailboat, windsurfer, or kitesurfer), on ice (iceboat) or on land (land yacht) over a chosen course, which is often part of a larger plan of navigation.
A course defined with respect to the true wind direction is called a point of sail.
Conventional sailing craft cannot derive power from sails on a point of sail that is too close into the wind. On a given point of sail, the sailor adjusts the alignment of each sail with respect to the apparent wind direction (as perceived on the craft) to mobilize the power of the wind. The forces transmitted via the sails are resisted by forces from the hull, keel, and rudder of a sailing craft, by forces from skate runners of an iceboat, or by forces from wheels of a land sailing craft to allow steering the course. — Wikipedia
Speed From the Heart
by Dave Reed on May 24, 2018 at 5:57 pm
RacingBiometric data collection and predictive modeling is changing how one Volvo Ocean Race Team manages its most valuable performance resource — the sailors themselves. […]
How Paradox Won the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 Race
by Sarah Hastreiter on May 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Racing Ripping around and through the Caribbean islands at 30 knots sounds like fun and it is. The story of Paradox and its crew's record setting win in the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 Rac […]
How To Keep Your Sails In The Racing Shape
by Morgan Trubovich on May 22, 2018 at 1:00 am
How to From set up to flying, to storing, follow these basic steps of sail inventory care How to keep your sails in the best condition possible which not only saves money by not having to replace them as often, but also improves performance. […]
These Sailors Head to the Ice Deep Into the...
by Dave Reed on May 21, 2018 at 9:00 pm
RacingIce sailing helps keep skills sharp during the winter months. […]
An Interview with Patrizio Bertelli, Five-Time...
by Bob Fisher on May 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Racing Pulling at the Purse Strings Some say it's more difficult to defend the America's Cup than it is to win it, but for Patrizio Bertelli, the opposite may be more apropros. […]
TUNE IN TO THE 59TH NAUTIQUE MASTERS LIVE
by kevin falvey on May 24, 2018 at 2:28 pm
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Sea Tow Captains Perform Rescues, Too
by Pete McDonald on May 23, 2018 at 7:43 pm
How to Sometimes it's about more than a tow. Sea Tow, the international fleet of tow boats, is known by recreational boaters as a service that can be called upon to tow them to their home port if their engin […]
Networked MFDs Make Coastal Cruising Easier,...
by onlineads on May 22, 2018 at 7:16 pm
Gear Advances in marine electronics and networking capabilities have made coastal cruising more fun and convenient than ever for boating families. Advances in marine electronics and networking capabilities have made coastal cruising more fun and convenient than ever for boating families. […]
Working as a Mercury Lake X Test Boat Driver For...
by Charles Plueddeman on May 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Boats Another close encounter with an outboard legend. There are many Wisconsonite's who claim to have been the altar boy at famed football coach, Vince Lombardi's, wedding. An equal number of men claim to have worked for, […]
Sea-Doo WAKE Models Offer the Features Tow-Sports...
by Jeff Hemmel on May 21, 2018 at 4:00 am
The only personal watercraft designed specifically to meet the needs of tow-sports enthusiasts, Sea-Doo WAKE PRO 230 and WAKE 155 offer many of the same features found […]