Sailing on the Charles River.

The cover image from Sailing and the Tech Dinghy, a reference text provided in the readings section. (Image courtesy of MIT.)


MIT Course Number


As Taught In

Spring 2007



Cite This Course

Course Features

Course Description

The purpose of this class is to tell you something about our Tech Dinghy and how to sail it. This OCW site is arranged as a series of skills, explained both with lecture notes and videos. Please do not think of these skill checks as tests, but instead, as measures of your understanding of our sport. We don't expect perfection from our beginners, but only that our members be able to safely handle the boats and themselves on the Charles. For those who wish 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. For more detail, a text on sailing the Tech Dinghy is provided in the readings section.

Charles, Francis. PE.810 Sailing, Spring 2007. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

For more information about using these materials and the Creative Commons license, see our Terms of Use.