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Sandra
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Joined: 24 Nov 2007
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Location: Crozet, VA

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:08 am    Post subject: Making Way Monday Reply with quote

Making way: When a vessel is moving under its own power. No engine! Both Diamant and Vela can do this!! Love. Love. Love. making way from Sandy Island down to Grenada.


cocktail Cheers!

By the way, Dominica still needs our help! If you can, please donate . Every little bit helps. https://www.youcaring.com/islandofdominica-956924

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Paul
Diamant Sailor


Joined: 08 Jun 2012
Posts: 781
Location: North Hanover NJ

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:44 am    Post subject: in and out of the Irons (sailing ) Reply with quote

Getting In and Out of Irons

“Being in irons” describes a boat that is stopped. While pointing into the No-Go Zone, the sails will be luffing. You will not be able to steer normally.
On a boat with a jib you can turn the bow away from the wind by backing the jib. To back the jib, hold it out to the side of the boat opposite the direction you want to go. The wind will push against the jib and turn the bow around without the boat backing up very much.
If the boat does not have a jib, back the mainsail by pushing the boom forward on the side you want to turn toward and hold the tiller in that same direction. As the boat begins to sail backwards, the bow will turn toward the boom, and away from the wind.
With either method, when the wind starts coming over the windward side of the boat, release the backed sail and pull  in the sheets to stop the luffing. Pull the tiller away from the boom and continue sailing.
Remember, when back the sails, be aware that there will be wind pressure pushing against you. The stronger the wind, the greater the pressure. Take care

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