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How to turn with Sails - Graphic Guide

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Title says it all - the rest is shown in the graphic.

It took me a while to learn how to operate the sails, to get to faster and tighter turns.

Maybe this can be of some use for newer sailors.



EDIT: As Jack_McNeill pointed out in his post below, the sequence order for the left turn had been unlogical.

I have exchanged the graphic now - pls download again. Thank you, Jack!



Edited by Olham
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I might suggest when coming out of a tack in a larger ship you try to gain up your speed a bit before continuing the turn using manual sails. With the latest patch on acceleration, ships, particularly your 3rd-rates & up, barely turn at all at anything less than 2 or 3 knots, with or without manual sails, and that moment of vulnerability coming out of the tack at 2 knots can feel like an eternity. Get that speed back up to about 3.5 or 4 knots as quickly as possible and then continue pushing the bow around with your front sails.


And if worse comes to worst, even if do get caught in the wind, if you depower and turn your sails headlong into the wind, at least you have more maneuverability being pushed backwards than you ever will at a complete stop.

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