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It depends on many factors. The hull shape, how the sails are rigged, how much sail area you have, the ability of the crew, the wind speed, the tide.

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This type of power allows a sailboat to sail?

The wind is what causes a sailboat to sail.


How long would it take to sail one mile on a small sailboat?

It depends on how fast that small sailboat is traveling. The wind also varies in intensity greatly, so there really isn't an average wind speed to even try to calculate how long it would take one sailboat to sail one mile.


Sailboat is to sail as?

Sailboat is to sail as kite is to fly, just as airplane is to wing and oil tanker is to engine.


What type of sailboat is hull?

A sailboat without a sail is but a hull of itself.


Is sailboat a compound word?

Yes, sailboat is a compound word. (sail + boat = sailboat)


What is a sailboat with a triangular sail called?

It is called the lateen sail.


A sailboat under sail is about to cross paths with a PWC. What action should be taken?

A sailboat under sail is about to cross paths with a PWC. What action should be taken?


Why does a sailboat sail?

its sails


What does the jib do on a sailboat?

Collects wind, it is a triangular sail placed at the front of the sailboat.


A sailboat is operating under sail at night?

A sailboat can certainly be operating under sail at night. Sailboats use their sails when there is enough wind to carry them.


What is a sail on a sailboat called?

Um.........you just said the answer. its called a sail


What do you do if a powerboat is about to cross paths with a sailboat under sail?

If a powerboat is about to cross paths with a sailboat under sail give way, the sail boat is the stand-on vessel, therefore you are the give-way vessel and need to move accordingly.


What is a leach on a sailboat?

It is a part of the sail.


What are the syllables in sailboat?

sail-boat


A powerboat is about to cross paths with a sailboat under sail What should the powerboat do?

Do whatever is necessary to stay clear of the sailboat.


When a sailboat is approaching a powerboat which one is the give way vessel?

A power boat cannot stop or turn as fast, especially a vessel larger than the sail boat . The sail boat should give way to the power boat.


A pole on a sailboat that holds the sail?

The vertical pole on a sailboat is called the mast, but at the bottom of the sail is horizontal pole called a boom. On the Tall Ships, the horizontal pole AT THE TOP of the sail is called the yardarm.


A powerboat is about to cross paths with a sailboat under sail. What should the powerboat do?

Speed up to pass in front of the sailboat


Name every part of a sailboat?

Sail+boat


What type of boat requires wind to sail?

A sailboat.


What is it called when you make a sailboat sail smaller for racing?

Making the sail area smaller is called reefing.


When does a sailboat have the right away over a recreation vesel?

== There are too many variables to give a short answer, but generally speaking... a sailboat has the right of way over a powered recreational vessel when the sailboat is operating under the sail's power only. In other words, even if the sail is up, if the sailboat's engine is running and the propeller is engaged, it is considered a powered vessel.


Water current has the greatest effect on which type of boat?

Displacement Sailboat


How long will it take a sailboat traveling at the rate of 5 miles per hour to sail 120 miles?

It will take a sailboat 24 hours traveling at 5 miles per hour to sail 120 miles.


How long will it take a sailboat traveling at a rate of 5 you miles per hour to sail 120 miles?

It will take a sailboat 24 hours traveling at 5 miles per hour to sail 120 miles.