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The purpose of this website is to tell you something about the Tech Dinghy and how to sail it, and specifically to provide you with the information necessary to pass the Wellesley College Light and Heavy Wind Tests.Please do not think of these skill checks as "tests", but instead, as measures of your understanding of sailing.


We do not expect perfection from our beginners, but only that our members be able to safely handle the boats and themselves on the lake. For those who want it, there will be much more that can be learned about other boats and other waters, but what can be learned here will provide the basis to build on.
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  • Diagrams and Text courtesy of Sailing and the Tech Dinghy
  • Permission granted by: Harold "Hatch" Brown, MIT.
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  • Created by: Nondini Naqui '02
  • Maintained by: Bonnie Dix
  • Date Created: 7/27/00
  • Last Modified: 8/9/00