Where did collumbus ended his sail?
On the island of Hispaniola.
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Strictly speaking, a boat's sails serve to catch the wind, propelling the boat forward. They can be adjusted in a number of ways using things like sheets, halyards, topping lifts, cunninghams, and other lines. Sails are generally adjusted based on what direction the boat is facing relative to the wi…nd, how windy it is, and how fast you want to go. Many small boats have two sails. The larger of these sails is generally called the mainsail . It is to the rear of the mast and is attached to the boom. In the average two-person skipper/crew setup, one of the skipper's duties is to control the mainsail. This is achieved via the main sheet , which is pulled in or let out based on how close (or far from) heading upwind the boat is. In general, the closer you are to upwind, the more the sails should be pulled in. The smaller of the two sails is generally called the jib . The crew controls the jib via the jib sheets , which are adjusted in nearly the same way as the main sheet. In addition, some small sailboats are equipped to fly a spinnaker. This sail is sometimes also called a chute because it looks like a parachute when full. The spinnaker is flown only when going downwind or nearly downwind, and is controlled by both the skipper and crew. ( Full Answer )
Sailing is a sport that requires the changing of the rigging and rudder on a boat to change the direction and speed of the boat. The boat is moved by wind against the sails.
Sailing was invented for transport purposes at first. When the land ends, in order for ancient tribes and civilisations to expand their howizons, they had to somehow get over oceanic areas. It is impossible to trace exactly who first came up with the idea of tying pieces of wood together in order t…o float. It is thought that pieces of wood would have been used to propell the boat through the water as a conventional version of rowing. At some stage, large sheets of canvas were hung up to capture the and use the power of the wind to speed up movwement. That, to my knowledge, is why sailing was invented. So ancient civilisations could gain an advantage on others by moving through the water the fastest and for the longest. ( Full Answer )
Answer . British luxury passenger liner that sank on April 15, 1912, on route to New York from Southampton, England , on its maiden voyage.
Answer . The NGB (National Governing Body) for sailing is ISAF (the International Sailing Association Federation).
If you sailed east from japan, you would end up hitting into California or baha California(part of Mexico), assuming that you didn't encounter a Pacific isle somewhere in between.
A sail is a piece of fabric attached to a boat, causing the wind todrive the boat along.
Vasco NÃºÃ±ez de Balboa (1475-1519) travelled to Hispaniola (Santo Domingo) in 1502, but his farming venture failed, and in 1509 he stowed away on an expedition to the Spanish settlement of San Sebastian in Panama. The settlement was abandoned after natives attacked, and a new colony was establ…ished at Santa Maria in the province of Darien (now eastern Panama) in 1510. Defeating hostile tribes and gaining popularity in the colony, Balboa extended his authority to the colony of Veragua by 1512. In 1513, after reports of "another sea" with fabled riches, Balboa and his men fought their way through the Panamanian natives to reach the Pacific Ocean, which he claimed for Spain as "the South Sea". He found only a fraction of the expected riches, still a substantial treasure. However, he was replaced as governor in 1514 and later jailed for attempting an unsanctioned expedition. But lauded by the King for his service, Balboa became married to the daughter of the new governor, and mounted a second expedition among the Pacific Islands in 1517-1518. The governor, Pedrarias DÃ¡vila, however, had more treachery in mind for his son-in-law, eventually having him arrested, tried on spurious charges, and executed by beheading in January, 1519. ( Full Answer )
Typpically the term is used for reefing a sail, but can refer to changing to a smaller sail. Reefing is accomplished by lowering the sail down the mast or stay via halyard, and reefing or making up the foot of the sail with ties so it remains aerodynamic and isn't messy.
There isn't really events per se, but their are different kinds of boats you can sail like optis, lasers, and 420's. You can also choose to do fleet racing which is by yourself or team racing.
Answer 1 A sailboat gets its forward motion by a combination of the wind onits airfoil shaped sails and the counter-acting effect of the keelin the water. Except when the wind is nearly directly behind thesailboat, the sailboat is pulled forward by the low pressure areacreated on hte curved side o…f the sail as the wind goes around thesail. The wind doesn't simply push the boat sideways, because thekeel in the water counteracts the sideways force on the sail andconverts it to forward motion. ___________________________________ Answer 2 ""The wind doesn't simply push the boat sideways..." Effectively it does, which is why a beam reach is the fastest pointof sail. A sail's foil shape makes use of more points of sail, butany sail is most effective when presenting lateral resistance tothe wind. That lateral resistance is converted to forward motion bythe greater lateral resistance offered on the keel by the water,yet one still needs to compensate for leeway when navigating,despite the forward speed. ( Full Answer )
The vikings sailed into England, Ireland, Iceland, Russia, and North Africa. But they mainly only thinking about to attack the England.
It depends what type of sailing ship: Modern, racing dinghies have between 1 and 3 Old, battleships like those in Pirates of the Caribbean can have 15 or more! In general though, a sailing boat has the large mainsail, a smaller foresail or jib, and perhaps a large balloon-like spinnaker at the… very front. ( Full Answer )
\n. \n. \nA very wide question.\n. \nIn dinghy (small boat) sailing, the RYA method teaches 'five essentials'\n. \nSail setting\n. \nCentreboard\n. \nBalance (side to side)\n. \nTrim (fore and aft balance)\n. \nCourse sailed (which is about tacking, allowing for tides etc. Basically, it is a…bout the direction the boat is moving rather than the direction it is pointing)\n. \nNote that the rudder is not one of the five essentials, it is possible to steer round a course without it. ( Full Answer )
diaz was sent by king john for spiritual and material reasons. He was supposed to search the lands of a legendary priest and African king called Prester John and had to challenge the Muslims over the trade with Asia. In a storm he unknowingly sailed around the southern tip of Africa. On his way back… he discovered the Cape of Storms or later known as The Cape of Good Hope ( Full Answer )
He was sailing for Spain, and he was the very first man to sail around the world! Go Ferinand Magellan
Jacques Cartier sailed from France in April of 1534. He was lookingfor a water route from France to Asia, as well as for spices andgold.
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You need all the senses. (eg. sight,smell), a boat, a sail, some water to sail in would be good, a tiller, a rudder, and some wind would be useful too.
When sailing from the far western end of the Great Lakes to the eastern end on which lake would you begin your trip?
You would begin on Lake Superior: please see the related link below for a great picture of how much farther west it is than Lake Michigan.
He ended up sailing to New York bay, but he soon left there and went to China to find a passage to Asia. He did not know that China was not on the other side of the U.S.
Sails catch the wind which propels the boat forward 2nd Answereer says: Previous answerer has been tricked by a trick question: IN REALITY the wind foils around the the sail and PULLS the boat forward. A sail is nothing more than a vertical wing, providing LIFT. Should you ever have the pleas…ure to experience a strong puff of wind startling your becalmed craft, you will FEEL the LIFT that is provided. It's a physics thing (Aerodynamics). 3rd Answerer says: Actually, its a bit of both! When sailing "with the wind" (i.e. wind coming from straight behind the boat and hitting the sail pretty well square on) the push on the sail is transferred to the mast and boat. There's obviously a little bit of "less air pressure behind the sail" as a result, so there is some kind of "pull" going on too, but not much like this. (Air is too "runny" and will not let a significant area of low pressure form at lower speeds.) But a triangular sailed boat is pretty clever really because you don't have to sail with the wind mostly behind you - you can sail "across" the wind, and depending on the design of the sail and boat combined can get pretty close up to the point where you start to sail into the wind. Some of this force is just from the "push" from the wind on the sail, and the structure of the boom/mast transfers the push onto the frame of the boat again. But the clever bit is that the shape of the sail does indeed then form a "wing" too, just like you get on an aeroplane, and the air hitting the sail supports the shape. Air flowing around the "front" of it then moves faster than behind it so you get a lower pressure forming in front which in turn "lifts" the boat forward. (Easier to draw than put in words!) If you sail ("point up") too close the the direction the wind is coming from the sail will start to "luff" as air starts to come around the front of the sail, and pushes the front of it nearest the mast in the other way, spoiling the shape of the aerofoil wing and as a result the speed then drops off pretty sharply! ( Full Answer )
Yes - what else could they do on a long voyage. They had lights so that other ships could see them coming.
Pedro Alvares Cabral was searching for a trade route to India when a tempest blew him to Brazil in South America. He explored for a while, established a colony, and then continued on the India.
Here in the USA, I obtained a Red Cross sailing qualification certificate at age 14. There were 12 year-olds in the class as well who passed. This class educated a person in safety, survival swimming, navigation, rules of the road, crewing and skippering a small boat, and some flag recognition. Chec…k with your local Red Cross office for more information. ( Full Answer )
Where there's wind. We don't have that many hidden places for sailing, but the High Coast (HÃ¶ga Kusten) is very beautiful.
Sailboat is to sail as kite is to fly, just as airplane is to wing and oil tanker is to engine.
There are sail planes, sail boats, sail cars, and with a spaceship you could sail to the stars.
Have a Finn on board. That's a really old Viking superstition, when Finns were thought to be born magicians and call up the winds. Pouring wine on the ship (a libation to the gods) will bring good luck to a journey. This is the origin for breaking a bottle of champagne against the ship at a christe…ning. Naked women calm the sea. This is the reason (rationalization?) for using a topless woman as the figurehead. Her eyes also help the ship see where it's going. In Viking times, the figurehead was a dragon whose purpose was to scare away sea monsters. "Red sky at night, sailor's delight; red sky at morning, sailors take warning." A red sunrise is a predictor of a storm. Sailors had a reputation of being extremely superstitious, and a lot of the superstitions still known today, such as avoiding the number 13 or throwing spilled salt over one's left shoulder, were practiced by sailors. ( Full Answer )
The sail functions as a vertical wing, channeling airflow further along one surface than the other. As the airflow re-combines, it causes what is commonly called "lift". This pulls a vessel up & forward at the same time, due to the shape of the sail.
A boat and enough sailing knowledge. Wind and water help, as well. Should you embark within the territorial waters of the US, I highly recommend one PFD (personal floatation device) for each person aboard. That is a USCG REQUIREMENT. Please see the related link(s) below for more information:
The Endeavor was sailed by Ernest Shackleton and his crew to Antarctica. It ended up being trapped in sea ice, and was eventually damaged beyond repair. Then Shackleton's crew had to go on a very difficult trip to escape Antarctica using the ship's lifeboats, but they all survived the trip.
A religious imprint, a national symbol, the type & sequential number of construction. And the wind!
The King & Queen of Spain financed the voyage in hopes of riches from the West.
No but i don't think there were any other arks besides Noah's ark so I'm not exactly sure
No. Sailed is the past tense of "to sail" and might rarely be an adjective. There is no adverb form.
I used to sail. The sails propel the boat using wind. Some people like to sail better than using a motor it just makes you feel... I gues you could say clean, swift, or graceful
I am guessing you want to know how to say sailed in German. To say that you would say "Segelte"
Sail trim is the adjustment of the sails in relationship to the wind direction. If the sails are too far out and are luffing, one would say, "Trim in the saisl". If the sails are pulled in too tight, one would say, "Ease the sheets". The rule in trimming any sail is to easy it out till it starts to …luff, and then trim it back in just enough till it stops luffing. Following this one simple rule, and you'll look like an old salt. The only time this rule doesn't apply is when the sails are trimmed all the way in and the sails are still luffing. This means you have headed the boat too far into the wind direction and you must turn boat away from the wind direction. Good luck! ( Full Answer )
The Titanic sank on its maiden (first) voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City.
A bentinck sail is a triangular shaped main course with a single clew at the foot of the sail. The sheet is made down to the centreline of the vessel. Occasionally the sail would have a short foot spread with a short boom called a Bentinck boom but still with a single sheet. The the sail gave adva…ntages in heavy weather, obviating the need to raise tacks and sheets when going about and enabling a good view of most of the vessel from aft when manoeuvring. NG ( Full Answer )
A famous sailor who was a native of Genoa at this time was Christopher Columbus. He sailed in the employ of Spain.
A ship! Hercules was on the Argo for a little while but he got distracted and left behind.
well a compound word that end with sail could be wood sail or wood chuck sail
I'm sorry, I couldn't find 'fecture' or 'fectures' in the online dictionary. Please be more specific.
The word sail is a noun, a singular, common, concrete noun; a word for a piece of material extended on a mast to catch the wind and propel a boat or ship; a word for a thing. The noun forms for the verb to sail are sailor and the gerund, sailing.
We are often toldthat the Phoenicians invented the alphabet. Regardless of who putpen to papyrus to create it, the Phoenician contribution wasnone-the-less major and critical. They were the major sea-tradersof the Mediterranean, and they went everywhere. When thePhoenicians began using the alphabet …as a simple and easy way tokeep track of their trades, it was exposed to everyone. Also theyshow the other countries that ships could travel around the globetrading important commodities. Phoenician mariners sailed toMediterranean and southwestern European ports. The Phoenicians werethe great merchants of ancient times. They sold rich treasures frommany lands. ( Full Answer )
The Britannic was completed in December 1915 and it was decided that the ship be used as a hospital. The ship started sailing from 23rd December 1915, and served as a hospital ship until it sank on 21 November 1916. The cause of sinking is thought to be an underwater mine.
Yes, the word sail is both a noun (sail, sails)and a verb (sail, sails, sailing, sailed). Examples: We bought a new yellow sail for the boat. (noun) We will sail to Miami on our next trip. (verb)
The sails were all made from wool, flax, or hemp. The making ofthe sails took a lot of time. It took 7850 hours to produce justone sail. Additional time was needed to stitch the piecestogether. . strong and colorful A+ students