Points of Sail Activity 1: Set Sails

Points of Sail Activity 1: Set Sails

This activity is a fun activity for sailors young and old and a really great one to try if you are a novice sailor! In our Points of Sail - Sail setting activity, the learner needs to correctly draw in the sails, onto our diagram, for each direction of sailing.

If you've recently started sailing you may have heard about the Points of Sailing - but what are they? The points of sailing are the different directions or angles that you can sail in, relative to the wind. And, when learning to sail, it's handy to know all of them by name, and their associated sail and boat settings, in order to sail efficiently.

Learning the points of sailing is vital if you want to be able to do more advanced manoeuvres like coming alongside a pontoon or man overboard recovery, as you'll need to follow a set of different positions in order to complete the tasks under control.

If you'd like to test your knowledge further, try our Points of sailing - Labelling activity (where you can draw in the sails for each direction).

Download includes:

1 x A4 Colour Points of Sail - Sail setting activity sheet

1 x A4 Colour Points of Sail for Sailboats Poster (answer page)

We also have some Points of sailing games and puzzles coming soon!

Related resources:

Labelling activity - Sailing

Puzzles - Sailing

Point of Sail poster - Sailing


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