02.11.2017

BASIC SAILING — A PRACTICAL COURSE IN SAILBOAT HANDLING

Basic Sailing - A Practical Course in Sailboat Handling

Author(s) M. B. George
Publisher Hearst Marine
Date 1984
Pages 112
Format pdf
Size 30 Mb
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An excellent, comprehensive and perfectly illustrated guidebook for the beginner sailors. The author has included the information required to get easy and quick understanding of the major factors concerning the seamanlike handling of the small sailboats. The volume is intended to serve as a reference source for the amateurs; however it will be of interest for the sailing instructors and even experienced yachtsmen.

Every effort has been made by the author to make the book accurate and unique, presenting the fundamentals of sailing by a contemporary direct approach through the extensive use of data diagrams, photos and illustrations. Maybe the best choice as the first sailing book. In the mean time, the author has also covered some advanced techniques. The explanations are very clear and will be understood even by absolute newbies, preparing them to understand much more complex treatments during further training.

All necessary basic sailing instructions have been compiled by the author and presented in a single, easily accessible and reader-friendly volume. The chapters of the publication have been organized in a remarkably practical manner making the process of learning very smooth and enjoyable. In short, this is one of the most recommendable sailing guidebooks for beginners. The author has even addressed the law aspects and also included compact glossary of sailing terms.

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