It's possible to steer a sailboat without changing the rudder position, just by trimming the sails in a certain way. This video shows how the sailboat keeps the same heading just by properly balancing the fore and aft sails, without any action on the steering wheels. On a philosophical note, this can be seen as an application of the wu wei principle (doing by not doing) or as Alan Watts put it, the principle of "not forcing".
Benjamin Franklin once said that "if you fail to prepare you are preparing to fail" and it's true for sailing too. In this brief video I discuss the importance of planning your sailing trips. Once you're out on the sea, you must have everything you need with you. You have to know in advance where you will go, for how long and what are the foreseeable obstacles. You also need to be aware of the weather forecast for the duration of your sailing adventure. Then you'll be able to fully enjoy sailing.
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