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Dinghy sailing

Dinghy sailing is the activity of sailing small boats by using five essential controls:
  The sails
  The foils (i.e. the dagger board or centreboard and rudder and sometimes lifting foils as found on the Moth).
 The trim (forward/rear angle of the boat in the water)
  Side to side balance of the dinghy by movement of the crew, particularly in windy weather ("move fast or swim").

  The choice of route (in terms of existing and anticipated wind shifts, possible obstacles, other water traffic, currents, tides etc.).
  The great thing about dinghy sailing is that it provides one of the cheapest ways to get afloat. It is also the quickest and easiest way to learn to sail as dinghies are easy to rig, anyone can hand them and they are very responsive, providing limitless entertainment for everyone.