BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 6665

Shirley Robertson's guide to sailing

Shirley Robertson's guide to sailing
Key Info
  • Shirley Robertson's guide to sailing
  • Duration: 1:47
  • Double Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson takes the BBC's sailing reporter Rob Walker out for his very first sailing lesson. Rob is shown how to use the wind direction and how to steer the boat. The techniques of tacking and gybing, hiking, and using the trapeze to balance the boat are also explained. This BBC Sport clip was first published on BBC Sport Academy online on 13 May 2008. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Physical Education


    Aquatic Activities

  • Keywords: sailing, tack, gybe, terminology, physics, forces, safety harness
Ideas for use in class
  • Visual starter in a lesson on sailing. Also demonstrates aspects of physics in using the force of the wind and balancing weights and forces.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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