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How To Sail A Small Boat

From: Vermont Public Radio
Series: Cool How-Tos
Length: 03:12

We head out onto Lake Champlain to learn to sail 420s -- small, fast boats with two sails, popular with sailors of all skill levels. Read the full description.

Sailing_small Host intro:

Time to get a little wet. We’re headed out on Lake Champlain for an introduction to sailing from the Community Sailing Center in Burlington, Vermont. We’ll join a class of students learning to sail 420s, small fast boats with two sails, popular amongst sailors of all skill levels. Beginners get a nautical vocabulary lesson in words like halyard and tiller, learn the difference between a tack and a jibe, and discover that setting sail for the first time can be an enjoyable experience – just watch out for the swinging metal beam: it’s called the boom for a reason.

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Host intro:

Time to get a little wet. We’re headed out on Lake Champlain for an introduction to sailing from the Community Sailing Center in Burlington, Vermont. We’ll join a class of students learning to sail 420s, small fast boats with two sails, popular amongst sailors of all skill levels. Beginners get a nautical vocabulary lesson in words like halyard and tiller, learn the difference between a tack and a jibe, and discover that setting sail for the first time can be an enjoyable experience – just watch out for the swinging metal beam: it’s called the boom for a reason.

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