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Based on the sailing program of the U.S. Naval Academy, offers detailed instructions for all levels of experience on developing and maintaining effective sailing skills, in an edition that includes updates on equipment and safety.
Interested in learning to sail but feel like you’re navigating in murky waters? Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition introduces the basics of sailing, looks at the different types of sailboats and their basic parts, and teaches you everything you need to know before you leave the dock. In Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition, two U.S. sailing champions show you how to: Find and choose a sailing school Use life jackets correctly Tie ten nautical knots Handle sailing emergencies (such as capsizing and rescuing a man overboard) Launch your boat from a trailer, ramp, or beach Get your boat from point A to point B (and back again) Predict and respond to water and wind conditions Read charts, plot your course, use a compass, and find your position at sea Sailing for Dummies shows you that getting out on the water is easier than you think. The authors keep the sailor-speak to a minimum where possible, but give you a grasp of the terminology you need to safely and effectively communicate with your crew. A textbook, user’s manual, and reference all in one, this book takes the intimidation out of sailing and gives you the skills and confidence you need to get your feet wet and become the sailing pro you’ve always wanted to be. Anchors away!
The encyclopedia guide to sailing technique and design. Absolutely everything a sailor needs to know about sails; for the beginner and the expert. Now in paperback.
Take to the helm with the ultimate guide to sailing Whether you are a novice or an experienced skipper, The Complete Sailing Manual is the practical step-by-step guide that every sailor needs on board. From tacking and mooring to nautical etiquette and using state-of-the-art navigation systems, you'll learn about every aspect of sailing. This updated edition includes all the latest developments in technology, design and sailing procedures as well as advice and information on all types of craft, from dinghies to large cruisers and over 1,000 superb photographs and full-colour diagrams. Accessible, reliable and designed to help you in any sailing situation, The Complete Sailing Manual is the one ship mate that won't let you down.
Surveys the latest developments in safety systems, marine electronics, radar, and communications, and includes information on tides, and currents, weather, and navigation.
Here's the book that can get you sailing in an afternoon and keep you sailing better through a lifetime on the water This is the first sailing book that follows a sailor's ideal learning curve. Rather than tell you all about sail trim or anchoring in a single chapter, Robby Robinson tells you what you need to know when you want to know it. From the absolute basics to the most advanced techniques, the International Marine Book of Sailing is highly accessible--and informative--at every level. More than 500 pages and 1,000 color photos and illustrations. Covers everything from high-performance and Olympic-class sailing dinghies to coastal and offshore cruising sailboats. No matter your age or the kind of sailing you'd most like to do, this book will work for you. The easy-flowing instructional text is augmented by sidebar features giving alternative approaches, definitions of terms, and boat-to-boat variations--a uniquely effective how-to combination. Includes contributions from Nigel Calder (Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual), Beth Leonard (The Voyager's Handbook), Robert Perry (Yacht Design According to Perry), Bob Sweet (The Weekend Navigator), Charlie Wing (How Boat Things Work), and other top sailing writers. Renders sailing and seamanship more transparent and accessible than ever before. The ideal book for self-teaching.
An ideal companion to enjoyable sailing whether in a dinghy or a yacht.

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