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The Manoeuvres

Launching from a shore

  • Move as much as possible to the windward side of the shore in order to leave maximum room to leeward for the launching manoeuvre.
  • The helmsman, standing in the water, holds the bow of the boat forward to turn her into the wind.
  • The helmsman pushes the boat out letting her bear away somewhat, then climbs in. The rudder and centre board are lowered, the sheets are hauled in and the beat gathers way on the desired course.

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