sailing - a beginners guide

Author(s) David Seidman
Publisher Adlard Coles Nautical
Date 2011
Pages 240
Format pdf
Size 19 Mb







This is one of the best books for beginner sailors. They will find all necessary information explained very clearly and in the easy to understand manner and such approach has already been greatly appreciated by the newbies. The author covered literally all aspects of sailing and compiled the text in a way considered the best for the beginners. The volume starts with the introduction where the author explains what it is to be a sailor.

In fact, sailing cannot be considered a precise science and is rather a sort of art. The main content of the publication starts with winds covering the wind strength and speed tables, working winds, true and apparent winds etc. The chapter Getting Underway is dealing with the bending sail, steering and coursekeeping, heaving-to, tacking and all other activities, literally everything the sailor will have to do when underway.

Then there is a chapter devoted to the boats and familiarizing readers with the boat construction, materials they are commonly made of, stability, buoyancy etc. The rigging and sails of the boats have been covered each in separate chapters. in addition to that, the book provide the information about the established Rules of the Road and instructions to follow in case of emergency.

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