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Trigonometry and Sailing

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This report explains how trigonometry can be used in everyday activities, including olympic sports, specifically sailing.

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Sailing Boating Marine propulsion Human behavior Recreation Velocity made good Racing Apparent wind Sail Match racing High-performance sailing SailTimer
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Sailing Boating Marine propulsion Human behavior Recreation Velocity made good Racing Apparent wind Sail Match racing High-performance sailing SailTimer
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However, rather than getting into the details of how to sail and the different parts of a sailboat, the focus of the report is the Olympics sailing racecourse and how to maximise your performance on the course in order to win. Racing: Races are sailed in a fleet racing format where fleets of correspondingly matched boats race around the course in a group. The sport is organised under a single set of rules for racing published by World Sailing. Olympics racing is now conducted with boats categorised into one- design classes based on similar weights and measurements. All racecourses incorporate upwind, reaching and downwind sailing angles to offer a challenge to the racers. National flags on the sails and the crew names on the main sail identify the boats on the water. Scoring: The competitors race ten regular races. Scores are awarded according to finishing positions in ...
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