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Where's the brake on this sailing boat?

August 09, 2005|By:

o7The Daily Pilot went to Orange Coast College's School of Sailing

and Seamanship and asked campers, "How do you stop a sailboat?"

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"You have to turn the bow hard away from the wind."

CESAR GARCIA, 17

Costa Mesa

"When sailing, and you see another boat, you have to watch your

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fingers and turn right, or you can let your sail out."

JAVIER ARANDA, 16

Costa Mesa

"Sometimes we do doughnuts to stall time [while] waiting for our

turn to dock, but we turned too sharp and almost capsized."

BRIANNA BEEBE, 10

Santa Ana

"To stop a boat, we just turn the bow into the wind."

ANDREW STAHL, 12

Norwalk

"Put the steering wheel right in the middle and then put the flag

on the right side."

JACOB SPRATT, 12

Orange

"Umm ... I am not sure. Sometimes you just pull the fin really

hard to stop."

DANIELLE VALENCIA, 7

Santa Ana

"It's kind of hard to stop a sailboat. I do not know."

KYLE TEAGUE, 12

Corona

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