25.01.2022

THE SAILOR'S HANDBOOK — A CLEAR AND COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO SAILING FOR PLEASURE AND SPORT

The Sailor's Handbook - A Clear and Comprehensive Guide to Sailing for

Author(s) Halsey C. Herreshoff
Publisher Little, Brown & Co.
Date 1994
Pages 224
Format pdf
Size 38 Mb
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This is an excellent and perfectly written primer of sailing for all boat and yacht owners. The content of the publication was prepared by the team of experienced sailors. The introductory chapter provided by the respected Bob Bond, author of many other titles, gives very good background which will be interesting for all newcomers to the world of sailing.

After that, there goes a chapter written by the consulting editor of the volume, acquainting readers with the boat construction and rigging, and note that all common construction materials are covered, from wood to fiberglass. The contributions from the recognized experts were used when preparing all of the chapters, such as the one dealing with the wind and sail, covering everything from sailing dynamics to handling spinnakers.

Apart from that, the coverage includes the cruising theory and useful practical tips, anchoring and mooring techniques and procedures to follow, reading the weather, navigating your boat and so many others. There is a separate chapter devoted to the ropes and knots – in fact, there are so many volumes on that available, such as the famous “Handbook of Knots” and “Knots and How to Tie Them”. However, the authors have managed to provide a real wealth of information in the pages of a single volume.

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