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1491 Hope St, San Jose, California, U.S.A.

37
.4270502° N
121
.9812207° W


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To guard against water accidents
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Sailing Lessons at the South Bay Yacht Club
With Skipper's Mate Shirley Reekie
11-14-20

Ship 300 takes Sailing Lessons at the South Bay Yacht Club

 
Sailing
                                      Lessons
Checking out a sail at our sailing lessons with Shirley Reekie.


 
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Opening ceremonies - everybody is in crisp new uniforms!
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The Pledge of Allegience in the Yacht Club.
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On to sailing lessons - lots to learn!
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Outside on the deck for some practical exercises involving controlling rudders and sails.
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Skipper's mate Nathan on the "Rudder"
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It's harder than it looks!
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Back inside for some more terminology.
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The sailing documentation is top notch!
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Demo of the "Optimist" sailboat model (on the table in front of Shirley).
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Lessons continue...
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Back outside for some "asphalt sailing" exercieses.
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Shirley calls orders, Sea Scouts practice being "sailboats."
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Shirley calls the boat directions, Scouts turn their "sails" to and fro.
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"Asphalt sailing" in mock high seas can be challenging....
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Hey, weren't they on the other side of the street just a minute ago?  Yup, the mock "foul weather" was really blowing around.
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OK, now let's look at one of Skipper Earl's sailboat sails..
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Will the sail unfurl as easily on the water as it did on the street?  Time will tell....
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Lesson review time...
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Back inside for knot practice.
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Expert knot tying!
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OK, back outside for heaving-line throwing and more practice with lines/ropes.
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Hmmm, looks like they're floating.
But they're just practicing jump-rope.
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LUNCHTIME!  Burgers, hotdogs, treats!

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Paco, the ship's unofficial mascot, dancing for his LUNCH!

When was all said and done, a fine time was had by all!
Real on-water sailing lessons coming soon.  Stay tuned....






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