Henley Whalers  Port  MollyMiniPic   Starboard   Molly - Sailing - Introduction


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

Still evolving! - Version 12/5/19 - Press your "Refresh" button to check for updates

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. . . .Mast from Fwd + Boom & Yoke
Most of the equipment identified above is visible in these pics . . . 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. . . . .
Main-Sail in its bag, lashed over the stern . .Click pics for full size .
Rehydration !
The "Re-Hydration" manoeuvre - The equipment is stowed in The Cooler (forward-port locker) to 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.
Safety aboard.
Capsize (rarely happens, but...)
Two really useful knots
And more!


Back to Top


Valid CSS! - .. - . - . - . - . -