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Contents  1 History2 Physics2.1 Introduction2.2 Sails as airfoils2.3 Apparent wind2.4 Effects of wind shear3 Points of sail3.1 Close Hauled or "Beating"3.2 Reaching3.3 Running4 Basic sailing techniques4.1 Trim4.2 Tacking and Gybing4.3 Reducing sail4.4 Sail trimming4.5 Hull trim4.6 Heeling5 Sailing hulls and hull shapes6 Types of sails and layouts6.1 Sailing by high altitude wind power6.2 Rigid foils6.3 Alternative wind-powered vessels6.4 Kitesurfing and windsurfing7 Sailing terminology7.1 Rope and lines7.2 Other terms8 Knots and line handling9 Rules and regulations10 Licensing11 Sailboat racing12 Recreational sailing13 Passagemaking14 See also15 Notes16 Bibliography17 Further reading18 External links


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