Nautical concepts: Do not study them. Understand them!
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A good way to learn sailing is to study nautical concepts. I do not believe in the memorization of concepts in general, nor in the study sinking elbows of the nautical in particular.

For example, a methodology of studying English has been done by memorizing in schools, and that is how it has been.

Nautical experience

So I bet for the understanding of everything, the resolution of doubts and the implementation in open waters. Moreover, I firmly believe that the theory should be given on top of the ship in the middle of the sea. Or a lake. Thus, the concepts become real and separate from each other. They do not pile up, as they join experiences. For example: touches or colors.

In the case that we learn what is the difference between a sheet and a halyard, we can experience them in situ. And one we will put the color red and the other the color blue.

If the descent is a problem for navigation, in case we do not do it at once, then why not start to shoot down with everyone on top of the boat to see how everything behaves and where we end up with our sailboat?

We will see the following concepts on the fly, but it is good that we understand that we must learn a lot. That the road is long but we must unite it to experience. It is not worth just reading and reading. Tons of text. You have to go to the sea. It is advisable to leave many times during a short time. It is better because every day the conditions in which we practice this sport; our favorite sport; They will be different.

We will move in a hostile environment. Sailing is uncomfortable because we can not control what surrounds us but experience is positive. And if we decide to go sailing with our ship twice a week, it’s better than one. We will have repeated the whole work flow and the climatic conditions will be different.

Over time, the baggage we have will be raised on emotional imputs. And this will make us forget them with great difficulty. In conclusion, we will learn double.

Let’s see a couple of maritime concepts so that we can sound … but without stress. We may relate them to experiences similar to those described. Good wind!

Nautical concepts

  • Dejection: The ship is on my side.
  • Drifting: I’m not in control.
  • Tie: I have to tie my sailboat.
  • Beaconing: The curves where to flip.
  • Bathtub: Back place where we sit.
  • Burning boat: I am emproa and everything flames.
  • Soft boat: I’m getting better.
  • Fog horn: I hear noises and I do not see anything.
  • Ship: Motor or sail?
  • Cabo: Rope of the sea.
  • Change tack: Turn.
  • Change the band boom: We rotate completely.
  • Change a candle: The wind has changed.
  • Letters: I do not know where to go.
  • Placement of the candle: I’m going slow.
  • Behavior of the boat to the wind: Do I carry the sails well?
  • Cleat: Where to tie.
  • Coast to leeward: I have to get away.
  • Lifejacket: Float.
  • Chinchorro: Lifeboat.
  • Defense: Blows.
  • Drift: Where will I end?
  • Displacement: By where.
  • Sleeping in the sea: I must look for comfort.
  • Propulsion boat: End of a problem.
  • Balance of the sail and the hull: Efficiency. End of noises
  • Emergency equipment: Skin spots.
  • Escora: It falls down.
  • Sheet: Pull.
  • Anchorage: First I look at the sandy bottom.
  • Shape of the helmet: Comfort.
  • Helix: Eye that I spill.
  • Man overboard: I have to look at him.
  • Flood: Faucets.
  • Launch a guide: Do not get wet.
  • Ballast: I’m late
  • Maneuver to sail: Engine broken.
  • Maneuvering to motor: Much wind.
  • Tide: What was my center measure?
  • Auxiliary motor: I need ice for my fridge.
  • Dead: Security.
  • Night navigation: Sea bottom.
  • Fog: Reflecting antenna.
  • Planning the trip: … and meteo.
  • Practice: Many and short.
  • Preparations for the cruise: If it weighs little.
  • Marinas: If they are cheap.
  • Reduce the sail area: If we list too much.
  • Radar reflector: Fog.
  • Rescue: Was my operative?
  • Clothing: Of leftovers.
  • Wind jump: Streaks.
  • Security on cover: White rubber soles.
  • Distress signal: Spare flags.
  • Crewmember: This is how I delegate tasks.
  • Strong wind: I learn more.
  • Swing forward: I’m here.
  • Turned round: Eye with the boom.