sailing for dummies

Author(s) JJ and Peter Isler
Publisher Wiley
Date 2006
Pages 416
Format pdf
Size 8 Mb







This book is for those willing to learn sailing but feeling like they are navigating in murky waters. Here is a second edition of the world popular sailing text-book introducing the very fundamentals of sailing and looking at the many different sailboat types together with their basic parts, teaching beginner sailors everything they need to be aware of prior to leaving the dock. The content has been compiled by two American sailing champions so this is something we all can trust.

The book will tell the readers how to find and choose a good sailing school, show the correct use of lifejackets, demonstrate making ten most popular nautical knots, teach how to handle potential sailing emergencies, for example if the boat gets capsized or there is a man overboard, how to read nautical charts, plot the course and use basic navigational equipment, how to move from one point to another, etc.

The intention of the author was to show the newcomers that to get out on the water is much easier than they would think. The sailor-speak has been kept to a minimum, however the readers will be given some basic terminology they will need for safe and effective communication with the crew members. In fact, this is not only a text-book but also an excellent reference book giving the required sailing skills and confidence.

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