The fundamentals of sailing

Author(s) John Terry
Publisher Roxby Paintbox Company
Date 1991
Pages 167
Format pdf
Size 21 Mb







The content of this brilliant publication by John Terry is intended to reveal to the readers how a boat will react to the different conditions of the water and wind and, moreover, why the boat will do so. The author will make the readers understand why and how this knowledge will benefit the crew of the boat.

As such, the book will be useful not only for the newcomers but also for the professional sailors as there is always something new to learn or just to refresh the knowledge. It is possible to maximize the performance of any craft and the abilities of any seaman grasping the details of the interactions between the boat, including her sails arrangements and the hull, and the natural forces.

The present volume will explain and show how this interaction takes place, and will recommend the particular sailing techniques for each case. The author applied the new approach to presenting the material, and supplemented it with the numerous step-by-step images illustrating the process; moreover, the volume features rare and interesting photos and selected artwork. According to the readers’ reviews, the sailing essentials have never been explained in such an intelligent and accessible manner.

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