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MIT Sailing Videos

Knots
knots-stunsail Stunsail Tack Bend

Use the stunsail tack bend to attach the main halyard to the Tech sail.
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knots-cleat Cleat Hitch

Use the cleat hitch to securely tie the halyard to the cleat on the mast.
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knots-bowline Bowline

Use the bowline to secure your boat to the dock.
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The Tech Dinghy
techv6-rigging Rigging

The Tech is really easy to rig once you have done it a few times. This video will show you how to properly rig the Tech and give you pointers to some common newbie predicaments.
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techv6-derigging Derigging

It is important to put the boats and equipment away properly to prevent damage and maintain the fleet for years to come.
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techv6-single-reef Single Reef

Learn how to single reef the Tech sail to make the boat more manageable in a moderate breeze.
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techv6-double-reef Double Reef

Learn how to double reef the Tech sail to make the boat more manageable in a strong breeze.
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techv6-gybing-with-tiller Gybing with Tiller

Learn how to gybe using only the tiller.
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techv6-gybing-with-tiller-extension Gybing with Tiller Extension

Learn how to gybe using the tiller extension.
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techv6-tacking-with-tiller Tacking with Tiller

Learn how to tack using only the tiller.
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techv6-tacking-with-tiller-extension Tacking with Tiller Extension

Learn how to tack using the tiller extension.
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techv6-sheeting-with-one-hand Sheeting with One Hand

Learn how to trim the mainsheet with one hand.
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techv6-man-overboard Man Overboard

Learn how to properly recover a person who has fallen overboard.
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techv6-returning-solo Returning Solo

Watch how to launch your boat from and return your boat to the dock when sailing by yourself.
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The Firefly
Firefly intro 1 Introduction Part 1

A brief introduction to the Firefly and how to rig.
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Firefly intro 2 Introduction Part 2

Sailing, tacking, gybing, and how to unrig.
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Firelies on River Fireflies on the River

Video from Sailing World on the return of the Fireflies to MIT.
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Firefly Photos

Photos of the firefly during the 2012 season, by Leighton O'Connor

 

Lynx Catboat

Rigging the Lynx Rigging

The Lynx is different from the other boats at MIT because it is a gaff-rigged boat (a four sided sail held up top by a diagonal pole called the "gaff"). If you have your Provisional Rating, and would like to sail the Lynx, this video will get you acquainted with the different parts of the boat, how to hoist the sail, and how to prepare to leave the mooring.
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Leaving the Mooring Leaving the Mooring

Learn how to leave the mooring without getting stuck on the granite wall.
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Jibing in the Lynx Jibing

Similar to jibing in the Tech Dinghy. Tip - mind the boom!
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Tacking in the Lynx Tacking

When tacking in the Lynx, make sure to trim in the mainsheet all the way. Wait until the sail fills on the new side, and then switch places.
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Tech Racing

The Advanced Tech Racing series is host to some competitive sailing and camaraderie. In the summer of 2009, Chris Love with sailgroove, filmed these dedicated sailors in action. Take a look at their coverage to learn more about racing Techs.

JC Strapping

Bob Coyle demonstrates the proper way to rig and sail with a JC Strap, a handy tool for singlehanding the Tech.
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Tech Racing Tips

Russell Robinson talks about Tech racing.
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Tech Racing Tips

Bob Coyle talks about Tech racing.
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Tech Racing Tips

Fletcher Boland talks about Tech racing.
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Race 5 Start

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Race 7 Upwind

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Windward Mark

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Downwind Leg at Sunset

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Updated: 2014/08/09 10:03:37
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Updated: 2014/08/09 10:03:37