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Search: Posts Made By: rabbit238
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-19-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 7,633
Posted By rabbit238
One of the first things kids do when they learn...

One of the first things kids do when they learn to sail with an instructor is to go out and capsize (a small dinghy). You might try sailing on a smaller scale and in a single handed dinghy. If you...
Forum: Racing 06-18-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By rabbit238
In light air upwind a induced heel to leeward...

In light air upwind a induced heel to leeward helps gravity form the shape of sails and helps the hull efficiencies. Downwind an induced heel to windward can get the main up higher (breeze is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2008
Replies: 87
Views: 36,388
Posted By rabbit238
In order to check the lateral position of the...

In order to check the lateral position of the mast use the main (or jib for fractional rig) halyard and swing it to the port and starboard rails.

Don't forget to sight up the mast to look for...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 06-09-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,209
Posted By rabbit238
The Shields Class measures new sails each year...

The Shields Class measures new sails each year and again before a regatta. Some of the procedures and can be found on the web site at shieldsclass.com and go to class rules and then Section V -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-27-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,523
Posted By rabbit238
Sometimes the wind in a harbor can be more then...

Sometimes the wind in a harbor can be more then outside. So reefing depends on the location and the forecast (as well as your heading) BUT certainly shaking out a reef is easiest.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 05-22-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,767
Posted By rabbit238
How about trying a Shields out of Marion, MA?

We race a Shields (30' see shieldsclass.com for details) and are looking for crew for Saturdays and a few regattas. Need someone knowledgeable and who doesn't mind getting a little wet BUT mostly...
Forum: Racing 05-19-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,328
Posted By rabbit238
Shields Racing

When setting the halyard tension in a Shields we look for the position of the maximum draft about 2/3 up the mainsail in combination with the windspeed. The tighter the halyard the more the maximum...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 05-19-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By rabbit238
Racing out of Sippican Harbor

Saturday Shields racing starts June 7 at 2pm run by Beverly YC out of Sippican Harbor (Marion, MA). For a great sight be around for Buzzards Bay Regatta (see buzzardsbayregatta.com) on August 1 to 3,...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 05-16-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By rabbit238
Racing - Saturdays in Buzzards Bay

We race a 30' Shields out of Marion, MA and need crew. Sailing and racing experience helpful but what is required is reliability. Racing is Saturdays from noon until 5PM starting in June with a few...
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