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An introduction for Guests and New Crew - PART 1 - Molly's Sailing Equipment.. . . Click here to open this page in its own new window.

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Some (voluntary) fun to start the session - A 2 minute video of Molly passing by. Select full screen, and turn up the volume!

Now, to work! - 1st Session - Introducing Molly's Sailing Equipment -

All diagrams and pictures on this page are MOLLY-SPECIFIC so will be useful to sailors and non-sailors alike.
Learning names, locations and functions of some of the items would be useful.

Mast & Shrouds. Halyards.
Sails. Molly on The Broads
Here's the real thing! - Click for full size.
Traveller & Hook. . . .Mast Spar Traveller Hanks
The Traveller and The Hook. . . .Right. Looking up the mast - Hanks on the leading edge of the Jib, attach it to the Forestay. . . . Click for Full Size
Boom Main-Sheet<==>MainSheet Rear Deck
The upper block on the Main Sheet is Snap-Shackled to the Boom Bridle . . Click pics for Full size . . The Main Sheet has Upper and Lower "Blocks" (containing pulleys).
Sheets. . . .Molly in Caledonia
Most of the equipment identified above is visible in these two pics. . . The arrows indicate the area of sail "removed" when the Main-Sail is "Reefed". (see below)

Reefed Stb. . . Reefed Neatly!
For strong winds we "Reef" the Main-Sail to reduce its area and height . Left = Reefed (in a hurry?) . . Right = Reefed NEATLY!

rEEFED sTB 2. . . Mast from Fwd + Boom & Yoke
Left - Reefed again. . . . Click pics for full size. . . Right - The Yoke. (and some items you've already learned!)

Mast Step. . . .Downhaul
Looking down on Thwart (bench) No.2. . . . Click pics for full size . . . .The Boom Down-Haul prevents the Boom rising up the mast. It needs frequent adjustment.

Rig over the Stern. . . . .Trysail, No Boom, Rig over stern
Main-Sail in its bag, lashed over the stern . .Click pics for full size . Right = "The Julia" (Try-Sail) is a small (boom-less) sail used in stronger winds. The Main is over the stern
Rehydration !
The "Re-Hydration" manoeuvre - (The equipment must be stowed in the "cooler", and be used only at the end of the day).

End of 1st Session.

To Follow -
Dont Go There! - They are not ready!
How sails work, and how to make them work well.
Tacking and Gybing.
Reefing
Safety aboard.
Capsize (rarely happens, but...)
Two really useful knots
And more!

 

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