Learn to Sail with Multimedia FAQ's
Q.Is Learn to Sail with Multimedia a simulator?
A.No, Learn to Sail with Multimedia teaches one how to sail with digital video, narration, animation and graphics, so in essence it is an interactive sailing training textbook
Q.What platform does the CDROM run on and what system configuration?
A.Learn to Sail with Multimedia runs on all Vesrions of Windows and needs at the very least a 486/33, 8 meg of ram, cdrom drive, sound card and SVGA video (256 colors)
Q.Where did the digital video come from?
A.The video was contributed by SAIL magazine, digitized and compressed for the CD
Q.Into what detail do the various topics go on the sailing cd?
A.Let's take a look at the chapters:
1.The Boat: parts of a boat (definitions and uses), parts and types of sails, types of boats, trailering, safety, rigging..
2. Boat Handling: points of sail (great detail), wind theory, approaching and leaving moorings and docks, sailing a triangular course, anchoring, rescue overboard, capsizing, centerboard depth, anchoring and many more topics
3. Knots and Cordage; 11 sea knots, splicing, handling line, line maintenance
4. Weather: reading clouds, sea breezes, types of fog, handling severe weather, tides and currents
5. Advanced topics; using a jib and spinnaker (great detail) 6..Five interactive quizzes...
The Navigation Cd goes into using a compass, variation, deviation, reading a chart, the compass rose, using parallel rules, dead reckoning, aids to navigation...
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