Print Page | Close Window

technical sailing simulators

Printed From: Yachts and Yachting Online
Category: General
Forum Name: Sailing Games
Forum Discription: What to do when you're not on the water...
URL: http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=13908
Printed Date: 29 Sep 22 at 9:26pm
Software Version: Web Wiz Forums 9.665y - http://www.webwizforums.com


Topic: technical sailing simulators
Posted By: wolfram
Subject: technical sailing simulators
Date Posted: 12 Mar 22 at 8:18am
Has anyone got any experience of sailing simulators that help to learn the basics of sail trim controls?

I'm looking for a way to practice the theory of angle of attack, camber, draught and twist using the common controls of mainsheet, kicker (vang), cunningham (downhaul), and outhaul.

I'm learning a single handed dinghy, not a superyacht with multiple sails and controls such as backstay, traveler, etc.




-------------
Wolfram



Replies:
Posted By: Wiclif
Date Posted: 12 Mar 22 at 7:02pm
Not a simulator as such, but if you turn the boat on its side on the land you will find that it gives you a fairly good idea what the controls do.

Support the mast on a chair or similar so that the mast is horizontal, and throw a ball onto the sail, and just experiment


Posted By: wolfram
Date Posted: 12 Mar 22 at 8:39pm
thanks  - good idea

-------------
Wolfram


Posted By: wolfram
Date Posted: 12 Apr 22 at 2:41pm
I've started using Virtual Regatta inshore - I think it is going to be good for terminology, tactics and rules.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn3weqMJ80A" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn3weqMJ80A

-------------
Wolfram



Print Page | Close Window

Bulletin Board Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 9.665y - http://www.webwizforums.com
Copyright ©2001-2010 Web Wiz - http://www.webwizguide.com