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<p>Contents &nbsp;<br/>1 History<br/>2 Physics<br/>2.1 Introduction<br/>2.2 Sails as airfoils<br/>2.3 Apparent wind<br/>2.4 Effects of wind shear<br/>3 Points of sail<br/>3.1 Close Hauled or "Beating"<br/>3.2 Reaching<br/>3.3 Running<br/>4 Basic sailing techniques<br/>4.1 Trim<br/>4.2 Tacking and Gybing<br/>4.3 Reducing sail<br/>4.4 Sail trimming<br/>4.5 Hull trim<br/>4.6 Heeling<br/>5 Sailing hulls and hull shapes<br/>6 Types of sails and layouts<br/>6.1 Sailing by high altitude wind power<br/>6.2 Rigid foils<br/>6.3 Alternative wind-powered vessels<br/>6.4 Kitesurfing and windsurfing<br/>7 Sailing terminology<br/>7.1 Rope and lines<br/>7.2 Other terms<br/>8 Knots and line handling<br/>9 Rules and regulations<br/>10 Licensing<br/>11 Sailboat racing<br/>12 Recreational sailing<br/>13 Passagemaking<br/>14 See also<br/>15 Notes<br/>16 Bibliography<br/>17 Further reading<br/>18 External links</p>


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