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This is not just an instructional book---it's an insight into a sailor's approach to the sea, boats, and the ever-changing dynamic of wind on the water"A learn-to-sail book with heart."--WoodenBoat "A real winner...a masterful blend of straightforward text with delightful and instructive illustrations. Quite simply a great primer on sailing and the world of boats for readers of all ages."--Cruising World "Teaches sailing with flair and poetry."--SAIL "A great walk-through for the novice, both entertaining and thorough."--Sailing "Sits in a class by itself. Elegantly simple, encyclopedic in scope, and a delightful reference for any novicewith lots to offer intermediate sailors, too."--Kalamazoo GazetteIf you never sailed, sailed once, or have sailed for a lifetime, this book is perfect for beginners but deep enough content for those interested in going beyond basics. Revised and expanded to include racing and GPS navigation,The Complete Sailoris not just a how-to sail book, but a book that teaches you how to become a sailor.Inside you'll find: An all-in-one, comprehensive introduction to sailing Up-to-date information on techniques and approaches offered by the changing nature of the sport Exquisite pen-and-ink illustrationsTopics include: Wind Sense; Working Winds; Getting Underway; The Boat; Rigging; Sails; Under Power; Rules of the Road; Anchoring; Ropework; Marlinspike Seamanship; Emergencies; Sea and Sky; Navigation; Racing; Trailering
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Wind Sense; Chapter 2. Working Winds; Chapter 3. Getting Underway; Chapter 4. The Boat; Chapter 5. Rigging; Chapter 6. Sails; Chapter 7. Under Power; Chapter 8. Rules of the Road; Chapter 9. Anchoring; Chapter 10. Ropework; Chapter 11. Marlinspike Seamanship; Chapter 12. Emergencies; Chapter 13. Sea and Sky; Chapter 14. Navigation; Chapter 15. Racing (NEW); Chapter 16. Trailering; Index