Lines, Knots, Rigging, and Winches
When you first step onto a sailboat, the terminology of parts and their functions can be daunting.
When you first step onto a sailboat, the terminology of parts and their functions can be daunting. Understanding the basic elements of running and standing rigging, along with other hardware components, will help you sail more confidently. There are many ways to assemble lines, wires, and sails so the wind can be harnessed for you to sail. Knowing the functions of the rig and a few basic sailing knots are essential for every trip, whether it’s just a jaunt around the lake or an ocean passage. After taking ASA 101 you will be able to explain and identify, sails, sail parts and sail controls. This quiz will help prepare you to step aboard your first sail with confidence, making your time on the water a breeze.
Number of Questions: 12
Estimated Time: 10 Minutes
References: Sailing Made Easy
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