Dinghy Sailing Heading up

Further to our kids dinghy sailing iBook coming soon, here is an animation explaining the concept of heading up on the wind from a beam reach to a close haul. The helmsperson pushes the tiller away and begins to sheet in whilst slowly straightening the tiller. The boat will begin to heel over and so […]

Headsail funnels the wind

This animation shows how a head sail will funnel the wind on the back side of the mainsail and thus allowing the mainsail to be hauled in tighter with out the wind stalling behind the mainsail. This allows the boat to head further upwind. You can see that when we remove the headsail the mainsail […]