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When you stay at Ocean Pointe Resort you set your pace.There are many places for sailing. There is Buttonwood Sound, Florida Bay, Blackwater Sound, Largo Sound, Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Or improve your sailing skills with a Rick White Sailing Seminars. And visit the Upper Keys Sailing Club.


To my knowledge, Rick White's Sailing Seminars is the only race-training program of its type in the United States.He is trained with catamarans,Hobie, Laser, Sunfish, JY15, Force 5 and now he has added the E-Scow, the F-31, F28, F-27 and F24-trimarans and Dragonfly trimaran. Although the seminars are geared to the racing sailor and designed around a racing format, the program is equally beneficial to the day sailor or cruising sailor.

Learn to sail while vacationing at the enchanted grounds of the Ocean Pointe Resort located in the beautiful Florida Keys

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Upper Keys Sailing Club Inc - www.upperkeyssailingclub.com
100 Ocean Bay Dr, Key Largo - (305) 451-9972
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SAILING  MIAMI TO KEY LARGO 2007

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KEY LARGO SAILING


Sailing SUNSET FLORIDA BAY KEY LARGO

WHAT TO LEARN
  • Nautical terminology
  • Rigging and sails
  • Getting underway
  • Proper winch techniques
  • Finding wind direction
  • Points of sailing
  • Tacking and jibing
  • Interaction of wind and sail
  • Maneuvering in close quarters
  • Wind pressure and lift
  • Heeling and stability
  • Apparent wind
  • Wind shifts
  • Sailing wing and wing
  • Stopping and starting under sail
  • Spinnaker techniques
  • Crew overboard pick-up
 
  • Sailing backwards
  • Rudderless sailing
  • Sail trim and sail shape
  • Boat balance
  • Hull speed
  • Mooring and anchoring
  • Docking under sail
  • Most used knots
  • Right-of-way rules
  • Grounding situations
  • Heavy weather techniques
  • Steering with a compass
  • Sailing in current
  • Weather and lee helm
  • Introduction to navigation
  • Reefing (shortening) sails

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A
Aft: at or near the stern.
Apparent wind: the direction and speed of the wind felt by the crew. It is a combination of true wind and that created by the movement of the boat.
Astern: behind the boat; to go astern is to drive the boat in reverse.
Auto Pilot: electro-mechanical steering device,incorporating a compass which when set and coupled to the boat's steering system maintains the boat on a constant course.

B
Backstay: a stay that supports the mast from aft and prevents its forward movement.
Backstay: a stay that supports the mast from aft and prevents its forward movement.
Ballast: extra weight, placed low in the boat or externally on the keel to provide stability.
Bilge: the lower, round part inside a hull where the water collects.
Bow: the forward end of a vessel.
Bowsprit: a spar which projects from the bow of some boats and extends the sail plan by allowing headsails to be secured further forward.

C
Class: general category into which boats of the same or similar design are grouped.
Cleat: a wooden, metal or plastic fitting around which a rope is secured.
Clew: the lower aft corner of a fore-and-aft sail.
Coamings: the raised structure surrounding a hatch, cockpit etc., which prevents water from entering.
Cockpit: the after well in a sailing boat.
Come About: to bring the boat from one tack to the other when sailing into the wind.
Compass: an instrument used to indicate directions, either true or magnetic.
Course: the direction in which a vessel is steered, usually given I degrees: true, magnetic or compass.

D
Deck: covering of the interior of a ship, either carried completely over it, or just a portion.
Draft: the vertical distance from the waterline to the lowest part of the keel.

E
Ebb: a falling tide (going out).

F
Fathom: the measurement used for depths of water and length of rope.
1fathom-6ft=1.83 m.
Following Sea: a sea which is traveling in the same direction to that of the boat.
Fore-and-aft: a sailboat's sailing rig.
Forestay: a stay leading from the mast to the foredeck to steady the mast and to hoist the staysails on.
Furl: to roll a sail and secure it to its spar or boom.

G
Genoa: a large headsail, in various sizes, which overlaps the mainsail and is hoisted in light to fresh winds on all points of sailing.
Gybe: to change from one tack to another by turning the stern through the wind.

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H
Hatch: an opening in the deck giving access to the interior.
Halyard: a line used to hoist sails.
Head Sail: a sail set forward of the main mast.
Head sea: a sea which is traveling in the opposite direction to that of the boat.
Headstay: the stay leading from mast to bow to support the mast and on which most jibs are hoisted.
Helm: the steering apparatus.
Heel: to lean over to one side.

I
Isobars: lines drawn on a weather map to link areas of equal barometric pressure.

J
Jib: the foremost sail. It is a fore-and-aft sail and is triangular in shape.
Jury rig: a temporary replacement of any part of the boat's rigging, set up after damage or breakage, which enables the boat to be sailed.

K
Keel: the fixed underwater part of a sailing boat used to prevent a sideways drift and provide stability.
Knot: a nautical mile covered in one hour.

L
Latitude: the distance north or south of the equator measured in degrees.
Leeway: the sideways movement of a boat off its course, as a result of the wind blowing on one side of the sails.
Log: 1. an instrument used for measuring a boat's speed and distance traveled through the water;
2. To record in a book the details of a voyage, usually distances covered and weather.
Longitude: the distance east or west of the Greenwich meridian measured 180 degrees east or west. The 180 degrees meridian is the International Date Line.

M
Mast: a pole or system of attached poles, placed vertically on a vessel, for spreading sails.
Masthead: the top of a mast.

N
Narrows: small passages or channels between lands.
Nautical mile: one 60th of a degree of latitude (a minute); slightly longer than a standard mile.

O
Offshore: away from the shore.
Offwind: any point of sailing away from the wind.

P
Plot: to mark courses, bearings and directions on a chart.
Points of Sailing: the different angles on the wind from which a boat may sail.
Port: the left hand side of a boat looking forward.

R
Reach: to sail with the wind approximately on the beam.
Reef: to reduce the sail area by folding or rolling surplus material on the boom or forestay.
Rigging: the system of all the wires and ropes employed to keep the mast in place and work the sails.
Rudder: Moveable underwater part of a vessel used for steering.
Run: to sail with the wind aft.

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S
Sea Breeze: an onshore breeze caused by warm air rising off the land.
Sheet: the rope attached to the clew of a sail or to the boom enabling it to be controlled or trimmed.
Shrouds: wires which support the mast on either side. Also referred to as the standing rigging.
Spar: a generic term for masts.
Spinnaker: a lightweight, three cornered sail controlled with sheets from each clew.
Standing rigging: the shrouds and stays which support the mast.
Starboard: the right hand side of a vessel looking forward.
Stays: wire or rope which supports the mast in a fore-and-aft direction.
Stern: the afterpart of a vessel.

T
Tide: vertical rise and fall of water caused by gravitational attraction, principally of the moon.
Tiller: an attachment to the rudder, of wood or metal, by which the rudder is controlled.
Trim: to adjust the sheets of a boat's sails to take the best possible advantage of the apparent wind.
True wind: the direction and speed of the wind felt when stationary.

W
Winch: deck mounted fitting which provides extra purchasing power for handling sheets and halyards.
Windward: the direction from which the wind blows; towards the wind.



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Boat balance refers to the way the boat tracks through the water. If the boat tends to go in a straight line without any pressure on the tiller it is said to have a balanced helm. If the boat tends to turn upwind when no one is holding the tiller, then it is said to have weather helm. If it tends to turn the other way it has lee helm. The ideal vessel will have about 3 to 4 degrees of weather helm and will still retain a light and easy feel to the tiller or wheel under all conditions of weather. A little weather helm should be welcome; lee helm is always undesirable.

Turning the sailboat away from the wind is to fall off or bear away.  Turning into the wind is to head up or harden up. If the closer turn takes the bow through the wind, it is generally better to tack. If it is closer to turn downwind and take the stern through the wind, then generally jibing is the desired maneuver.

TACKING TO WINDWARD (BEATING)
The only way a sailboat can reach an upwind destination is through a series of tacks referred to as beating, or beating to weather. Tacking, or coming about, is changing the boat's direction so that the bow comes through the eye of the wind.
Since a 45 degrees is about the best a sailboat can point into the wind, tacking requires a turn of about 90 degrees.

Turning the boat through the wind is called tacking or jibing. Tacking is a maneuver where the bow of the boat passes through the wind. Jibing is a maneuver where the stern of the boat passes through the wind. 

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OCEAN POINTE SUITE # 1307, KEY LARGO, FLORIDA - OCEANSIDE - MM 92

Ocean Pointe Vacation This upscale Condominium Resort is located directly on the Ocean in Key Largo. Offering a beautifully decorated condo, with two bedroom - two bath with whirlpool tubs for weekly and monthly rentals Ocean Pointe Suite is located,about one hour drive south from Miami international Airport,The hard Rock Cafe-Casino,the Art Deco South Beach and Miami shopping.
About 90 miles east of Key West.



Rates (in US Dollars )
Sep 01-Dec 15 ... $125/night .. $ 800/week. (3 night min)
Dec 16-Aug 31 ... $150/night .. $ 950/week. (3 night min)
Holidays ........ $200/night .. $1100/week. (3 night min)
Special Events .. $200/night .. $1100/week. (3 night min)
Special Events includes Mini + Open Lobster Season.
20 % deposit required to make a reservation.
Refundable up to 30 days before arrival date.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
 

 
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Welcome...This page provides information on accommodations as well as a description of the amenities at Ocean Pointe Condo Resort located in Key Largo, Florida. Why stay at a hotel when you can rent an affordable holiday vacation lodging, situated directly on the atlantic ocean. Rent directly from the owner of this chalet, cabin, villa, home, apartment and condo accommodation in the beautiful Florida Keys.


Accommodations include - 2 bedroom, 2 bath suite, a full kitchen, living room, a private balcony with oceanviews.

Amenities include - 67 acres of tropical hardwoods, a protected mangrove forest and beach. Heated pool and spa, lighted tennis courts, marina and waterfront cafe with bar.


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Beautifully decorated, two bedroom, two bath, third-floor Condo. This unit is located at Ocean Pointe Suite and is perfect for anyone who dives, loves to boat, or wants to fish. This cozy unit is warm and inviting for those looking for a relaxing vacation or a getaway.

This resort condo has everything you need to restore your body and your mind. There is an outdoor pool and spa. There is a marina with dock space and boat ramp. There is a fishing pier, beach, canaba all in a park like setting. A sandy beach for relaxing and your tanning pleasure.  There are many restaurents in the area. There are many parks and beaches. You can bike, walk, kayak, sight see, charter boats, water sports, historic sites ect..... Or don't do anything.

Welcome to Ocean Pointe! This condo is available for your enjoyment. Please call or e-mail and you are well on your way to paradise!!!

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UPPER KEYS MARINA AND INFORMATION

AAAA BOATS & TIRES, 97951 O/S Hwy., Key Largo, 305-852-2025
AMERICA OUTDOORS MARINA, MM 97.4, Key Largo, 305-852-9121
BAYSIDE BOATING CENTER, 100480 O/S Hwy., Key Largo, 305-451-3331
BLUE WATERS MARINA, 230 Banyan Lane, Key Largo, 305-853-5604
CARIBEE BOAT SALES, STORAGE & MARINA,, 81900 O/S Hwy., Islamorada, 305-664-3431
COBRA MARINE On Snake Creek, MM 85.9, Islamorada, 305-664-3636
COCONUT COVE RESORT & MARINA, 84801 Old Hwy., Islamorada, 305-664-0123
CORAL BAY MARINA INC., MM 81.2, Islamorada, 305-664-3111
CURTIS MARINE INC., 229 Banyan Lane, Tavernier, 305-852-5218
ESTES WATERSPORTS & MARINA, 83998 O/S Hwy., Islamorada, 305-664-4745
GARDEN COVE MARINA, 21 Garden Cove Dr., Key Largo, 305-451-4694
GLANDER/TIKI WATER SPORTS, MM 94.5, Key Largo, 305-852-9298
HOBO'S MARINA INC, MM 104.2, Key Largo, 305-451-4684
ISLAMORADA BOAT CENTER, 81954 O/S Hwy., Islamorada, 305-664-2777
ISLAMORADA YACHT BASIN/LORELEI,
MM 82, Bayside, Islamorada, 305-664-4338
ITALIAN FISHERMAN MARINA,
MM 104, Key Largo, 305-451-3726
KEY LARGO BAIT & TACKLE, MM 101.5, Key Largo, 305-451-0921
KEY LARGO HARBOUR MARINA
, 400 Ocean Dr., Key Largo, 305-451-0045
KEY LARGO MARINA, 100 Morris Ave., Key Largo, 305-453-9060
KEY LARGO MINI STORAGE, 555 St. Croix Pl., Key Largo, 305-451-4111
LARGO ALUMINUM, 86500 O/S Hwy., Islamorada, 305-852-2390
MANATEE BAY MARINE,
MM 112.5, Key Largo, 305-451-3332
MANDALAY MARINA,
80 E. 2nd St., Key Largo, 305-852-5450
MANGROVE MARINA,
200 Florida Ave., Tavernier, 305-852-8380
MARINER'S CLUB MARINA, 97501 O/S Hwy., Rock Harbor, 305-853-9899
MATECUMBE MARINA,
MM 80.5, Islamorada, 305-664-2402
MAX'S MARINE & BOAT YARD,
MM 80.5, Islamorada, 305-664-8884
MOLASSES REEF MARINA,
1500 Ocean Bay Dr., Key Largo, 305-451-9411
OCEANSIDE CAFE & MARINA, MM 94.8, Key Largo, 305-852-5315
PAPA JOE'S MARINA, MM 80, Islamorada, 305-664-5005
PELICAN CAY HARBOR MARINA,
289 Morris Lane, Key Largo, 305-451-2128
PILOT HOUSE MARINA, 15 N. Channel Dr., Key Largo, 305-451-3452
PLANTATION YACHT HARBOR & MARINA,
Islamorada, 305-852-2381
ROBBIE'S FULL SERVICE MARINA,
MM 77.5, Islamorada, 305-664-9814
ROUILLARD'S MARINE,
MM 98.25, Key Largo, 305-852-3090
ROWELL'S MARINA,
MM 104.5, Key Largo, 305-451-1821
SHARKY'S BEER CO., 522 Caribbean Dr., Key Largo, 305-453-0999
SMUGGLER'S COVE MARINA, MM 85, Islamorada, 305-664-5564
TAVERNIER CREEK MARINA, MM 90.5, Tavernier, 305-852-5854
TENNIS ISLAND BOAT STORAGE & DOCKAGE,
85401 State Rd. 4-A, Islamorada, 305-664-9914
TREASURE HARBOR MARINE INC.,
MM 86.5, Plantation Key, 305-852-2458
UNIQUE MARINE, 100151 O/S Hwy., Key Largo, 305-451-3302
WORLD WIDE SPORTSMAN BAYSIDE MARINA,
61576 O/S Hwy., Islamorada, 305-664-4615

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