PE.810 Sailing

Spring 2007

Sailing on the Charles River.
The cover image from Sailing and the Tech Dinghy, a reference text provided in the readings section. (Image by MIT.)

Course Highlights

This course features complete lecture notes as well as video.

Course Description

The purpose of this class is to tell you something about our Tech Dinghy and how to sail it. This OCW site is arranged as a series of skills, explained both with lecture notes and videos. Please do not think of these skill checks as tests, but instead, as measures of your understanding of our sport. We don't expect perfection from our beginners, but only that our members be able to safely handle the boats and themselves on the Charles. For those who wish it, there will be much more that can be learned about other boats and other waters, but what can be learned here will provide the basis to build on. For more detail, a text on sailing the Tech Dinghy is provided in the readings section.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mov, .rm.

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Prof. Francis Charles

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week for 6 weeks
1 hour / session