PARTS OF THE BOAT
The Mast is a long metal tube that sticks up in the middle of the boat. It is used to hold up the main sail and jib.
The Rudder is at the back of the boat and sticks down into the water. It is used to steer the boat.
The boom is connected to the mast and is what keeps the mail sail up.
The Tiller is connected to the Rudder. It is either metal or wood. It sticks out to the center of the boat and is used to steer the boat.
The centerboard is located in the middle of the boat and sticks down into the water keeping the boat stable.
The Main Sheet is a rope connected to the boom. When you let the main sheet out it lets the boom swing out letting more air in. When it is pulled in there is less air getting in the sail.
The Jib is controlled by the Crew and has two ropes connected it and it is an important part of the boat to sail, but you can sail without it.
The Boats we sail are called 420's. They are a boat made for 2-3 people tops. They are a fast type of boat.
The Main sail is the big sail on the boat. Is a big stretch of a canvas like material. It is the reason you sail fast. You could sail without it in high winds, but it is usually needed.
The Out-haul is connected to the boom. It is what pulls the sail to the end of the boom so it isn't bunched up making it hard to sail.