Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sailing in the social studies: know the basic parts of a sloop

SAILBOAT_DIAGRAM, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

- hull (body of boat)
- single mast
- boom
- mainsail
- jib
- keel
- rudder
- tiller or wheel

Starboard and port
bow and stern

Sailing is a slow sport (raising and lowering sails, etc) but deeply in touch with nature. It is mostly a sport of the wealthy class. But, of course, anyone can sail.

Some sailors love the silence and purity of this mode of transport, others love the aeronautical study that can accompany a deep understanding of the sailing process.

Learn sailing on Cross Lake amidst lots of sloops at the Shreveport Yacht Club.