the Interior Of A Boat

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This is a Cherub dinghy, being rigged for a Championship race on its side, as is the habit in that slightly unconventional class. This is handy for taking a look at the interior. The blue sail loosely draped over the mast is the spinnaker.

 
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All this ends up in quite an assemblage of string, which can get quite confusing until you are used to it. Keeping the lines tidy is a useful discipline while sailing the boat, as tripping over ropes and falling overboard is pretty much a guaranteed race losing manouver. This especially applies to the halyards and painter which you won't actually use until you come to the shore again. This should be stowed neatly in a manner that will not come undone if you capsize, but can be got to easily if necessary.