Jump to content

Sailing in waves


AndyC
 Share

Recommended Posts

Went out at the weekend and realised I have no idea what I am meant to do in waves. Any hints or advice would be good.

I have also reinvented the wheel or a solo mast raising device and my missus managed it fine.

I have attached two thin cords from the mast/stays attachment point to each end of the forward cross beam. They are tight when the mast is stepped onto the pin. They stop the mast from swaying side to side.

Then I use the jib rope attached to the main halyard and stand at the back of the boat and pull the mast upright. The forward stays stop the mast coming too far back, the two new side stays stop the sideways movement. I can then tie the jib rope to the back cross beam and attach the rear stays in my own time.

Taking the mast down is just a easy.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1. Attach all the stays loosely then put the mast up. When the heel is in place attach the mainsheet to the main halyard and get it tight, then go around and tighten up the shrouds.

2. For waves, I don't sail 'proper' waves but we've done it before when we used to sail Fireballs in the UK. Trick is the apparent wind. When you go up (into the wind here) a wave you slow down so your apparent wind seems to give you a lift so head up slightly, over the wave and you bear off to speed up and as you go faster the apparent goes forward so you bear off and sheet in. The guys who won did it so smoothly it was like ballet.

3. Off the wind it's a case of apparent wind, bear up in the lulls, off in the gusts. With waves you try (very hard) to catch one and when you do adjust the main to get the wind working too (in quite tight often). As you drop off a wave then work hard to get the apparent back and catch another wave.

4. Get Frank Bethwaites new (and last) book "Fast Handling Technique" and if you're game "Higher Performance Sailing".

KO

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Enveniume

Best Ways To Start Optimizing Your Internet Site

If you run a blog or any other site that profits mainly from site visits, you should use search engine optimisation to boost visitors plus your income! Check this out article for tips on how to help make your URL rise above the crowd by many people that regularly use search engines like google to locate sites.

When putting together pages using SEO, it will always be preferable to have multiple short articles on similar topics rather than to have one extremely long article. Long pages are weighted less highly than short ones by search engines. Moreover, most viewers is not going to read a complete document when it is more than a few screens long.

Allow targeted traffic to your site to social bookmark it for later, by offering your potential customers this approach, you happen to be helping create links which will raise you searching engine ranks. In addition to that, but you can get free widgets that will help you make this happen at no cost. Keep in mind higher searching results, the easier you can be found and increase website traffic.

More than anything else, you site has to entertain people and keep their attention when you hope to get a successful web business. A huge part of SEO is really getting people to not only come back to your blog time and again, but additionally spend extended levels of time on your pages. Small things like this will assist propel your website in the ranks.

Should you be looking to get a company to do your SEO for yourself, be sure to research and interview them thoroughly. Determine what type of tactics they use for optimization and ensure that this suits with your brand and business strategies. Ask if they can provide references for companies that they have helped and search them. Once they rank high, you may well be on the right track.

Search engine optimize all assets available on your web site. By carrying out SEO on spreadsheets (.xls), documents (.doc, .pdf), videos (.avi), audio (.mp3), presentations (.ppt) and pictures (.jpg, gif, .png) inside your website, you can maximize the number of search queries that refer web searchers to your web page and boost your website's traffic.

Be smart with where you set the keywords within your site. Ensures to place them in facets of your sites like titles, URLs, content, image names, etc. Think of what terms your website visitors would use to get your posts and what they'd anticipate seeing once they arrived.

Remember that search spiders cannot read images, they may only read text. You need to include text within the descriptions of the images and image tags to enable them to be located in search results. Utilizing the image's "ALT" tag, you can add keywords and text, that can help the spider effectively find your image by reading around it.

If you want a boost in traffic on your own site, using search engine optimization is the ideal solution. This may cause your blog site or site more accessible and visible to people who may prefer to read it. Remember the tips in this article to actually get more website visitors who use search engine listings.

levitra

cialis

levitra

levitra

cialis

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...