European sailors were afraid of sailing because they were afraid of falling off the edge. They thought that the world was flat.
Another reason was that they didn't have very good navigation.
The last reason I know is sea monsters. They believed that sea monsters actually lived.
They thought up weird things.
They were afraid of falling off the edge of the world. [In reality, they were afraid of getting lost by sailing beyond their star charts.]
Portugal, by far.
They are afraid to go far by sea because they are scared that maybe the go somewhere they don't know(nowhere) and they are afraid of the weather(hurricane, storm etc.) and disease(scurvy).
SHARKS at cape verde the southest point in Africa is the most populated place in the world with sharks
There are far, far more than three main points when sailing.
Did the waters of the sea reach. The boiling point if you sailed to far? As sailors asked these
It all depends on the wind.
As far as i know.. its 148 or more.
The sailers used the sun and stars to know how far from the equator they were. Hope this helped :)
no As far as I know, every animal on Earth is afraid of fire!
Mainly to India and the Far East
As far as I know everyone's afraid to have a bowel movement in front of anybody...
Prince Henry, the Navigator built a school of navigation for sailors. The school taught all types of sailing related pursuits such as cartography, and use of the sextant as well as other equipment. Prince Henry hoped the knowledge would allow them to eventually reach the far east.
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I found nothing so far: What is its country of origin?
Chris Columbus in 1492
A country far far away from America
Depends on what you mean by 'tidal motion'. Tides create currents, and these are certainly felt by sailors, and must be carefully considered when navigating. As far as the up/down motion: this is not felt because it is so slow, but certainly can be observed if there is some reference point (like a nearby shoreline).
You may mean "By and Large" - meaning steering a course as far downwind as possible, keeping the sails full and the boat speed up. The answer above is completely wrong. One cannot sail both by and large at the same time since they mean opposite things. Sailing by the wind (i.e., sailing by) means sailing as close to the wind as possible. In other words, sailing into the wind. Sailing large means sailing before the wind. That is, sailing with the wind blowing from the aft quarter. So it is impossible to sail both by and large at the same time since that would require sailing in two opposite directions at once.
This is a great question. Sailing is not the oldest American Sport. In fact, there are several "sports" or "competitive games" that Native Americans still regularly participate in today (e.g. Lacrosse) that are far older than competitive sailing. Early European sports imported by the first settlers would include fencing and target shooting as well as wrestling and boxing. However, the Americas Cup Trophy is the oldest Trophy in sailing (1851), and many resources claim that it could quite possibly be the oldest perpetual trophy in any sport to date. Competitive sailing is a sport with a long history in the Americas. With any luck, it will last for hundreds perhaps thousands of years to come.
Well, on MY planet, there is only one moon. Not sure about your planet. Here the sailors generally do not navigate by the moon- but they do use stars. In the north, sailors use the Pole Star, also called the North Star or Polaris. In the far south, you can't see Polaris, so sailors use other groups of stars, like the Southern Cross.
he proved that sailing west from Europe was possible yet too far and dangerous to be practical.
White people were NOT afraid of the Jim Crow Laws themselves as far as I'm concerned. Some, though, were afraid if they were caught helping black people.
As far as i know, there is no evidence that he was afraid of blue. This missunderstanding may come from Kristopher Moore's book "Sacre Bleu".
Conditions on American ships were far superior to that of British ships.