The Complete Sailor Second Edition

Author: David Seidman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071750844
Release Date: 2011-04-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This is not just an instructional book---it's an insight into a sailor's approach to the sea, boats, and the ever-changing dynamic of wind on the water "A learn-to-sail book with heart."--WoodenBoat "A real winner...a masterful blend of straightforward text with delightful and instructive illustrations. Quite simply a great primer on sailing and the world of boats for readers of all ages."--Cruising World "Teaches sailing with flair and poetry."--SAIL "A great walk-through for the novice, both entertaining and thorough."--Sailing "Sits in a class by itself. Elegantly simple, encyclopedic in scope, and a delightful reference for any novice—with lots to offer intermediate sailors, too."--Kalamazoo Gazette If you never sailed, sailed once, or have sailed for a lifetime, this book is perfect for beginners but deep enough content for those interested in going beyond basics. Revised and expanded to include racing and GPS navigation, The Complete Sailor is not just a how-to sail book, but a book that teaches you how to become a sailor. Inside you’ll find: An all-in-one, comprehensive introduction to sailing Up-to-date information on techniques and approaches offered by the changing nature of the sport Exquisite pen-and-ink illustrations Topics include: Wind Sense; Working Winds; Getting Underway; The Boat; Rigging; Sails; Under Power; Rules of the Road; Anchoring; Ropework; Marlinspike Seamanship; Emergencies; Sea and Sky; Navigation; Racing; Trailering

Sailing Fundamentals

Author: Gary Jobson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439136785
Release Date: 2008-09-08
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, with over 150 line drawings and photographs. Written by America’s foremost instructional authority, the new edition of Sailing Fundamentals combines the training programs of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association, it is also used in the programs of many yacht clubs, colleges, and sailing groups. Unlike most introductory sailing books, which reflect the biases and idiosyncrasies of their authors, Sailing Fundamentals has been extensively pretested by ASA professional instructors to ensure that it offers the fastest, easiest, most systematic way to learn basic sailing and basic coastal cruising. This book covers every aspect of beginning sailing—from hoisting sail to docking and anchoring—and specifically prepares the learner to qualify for sailing certification according to international standards. Widely acclaimed author Gary Jobson has won several major races, including the 1977 America’s Cup victory as tactician aboard Courageous. He was head sailing coach at the US Naval Academy, and has conducted sailing clinics across the country.

The Sailing Bible

Author: Jeremy Evans
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408102497
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

An ideal companion to enjoyable sailing whether in a dinghy or a yacht.

The Complete Trailer Sailor How to Buy Equip and Handle Small Cruising Sailboats

Author: Brian Gilbert
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071593601
Release Date: 2007-06-22
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A soup-to-nuts introduction to small, economical sailing craft Trailer sailers--the smallest, most economical sailboats with sleeping accommodations--are a popular platform for learning the basics of sailing and are often considered to be the entry level to cruising under sail. Author Brian Gilbert shows how trailer sailers can be the ideal craft for a lifetime of enjoyment, including serious, long-distance cruising. This book covers all the bases, including how to inspect, buy, and equip a boat; how to trailer, sail, navigate, and cruise in small boats; how to use communications and navigation equipment; and more.

Sailing For Dummies

Author: J. J. Isler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118052919
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Interested in learning to sail but feel like you’re navigating in murky waters? Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition introduces the basics of sailing, looks at the different types of sailboats and their basic parts, and teaches you everything you need to know before you leave the dock. In Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition, two U.S. sailing champions show you how to: Find and choose a sailing school Use life jackets correctly Tie ten nautical knots Handle sailing emergencies (such as capsizing and rescuing a man overboard) Launch your boat from a trailer, ramp, or beach Get your boat from point A to point B (and back again) Predict and respond to water and wind conditions Read charts, plot your course, use a compass, and find your position at sea Sailing for Dummies shows you that getting out on the water is easier than you think. The authors keep the sailor-speak to a minimum where possible, but give you a grasp of the terminology you need to safely and effectively communicate with your crew. A textbook, user’s manual, and reference all in one, this book takes the intimidation out of sailing and gives you the skills and confidence you need to get your feet wet and become the sailing pro you’ve always wanted to be. Anchors away!

The Handbook of Sailing

Author: Bob Bond
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 9780679740636
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A guide to all aspects of sailing discusses choosing a sailboat, equipment, basic and advanced seamanship, cruising, navigation, meteorology, and safety

The Complete Sailing Manual 4th Edition

Author: Steve Sleight
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465467133
Release Date: 2017-06-06
Genre: Sports & Recreation

An essential reference book for sailing enthusiasts, now in its fourth edition with a foreword by quadruple Olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie. Learn the basics of sailing, master navigation, and maintain your boat with The Complete Sailing Manual, written by instructor and former British national champion Steve Sleight. This authoritative text has clear, annotated diagrams and photographs that answer questions about any sailing situation with thorough coverage of all aspects of sailing and boat ownership. Look up how to rig a dinghy, tie basic knots, or save someone who fell overboard. Revised and updated to include the latest developments in equipment, safety, and activities, including foiling, long-distance cruising, and high-speed, apparent wind-sailing, and newest technology such as modern performance systems and electronic navigation. All rules, regulations, and best practices are also up to date. From the novice to the experienced sailor, The Complete Sailing Manual is the perfect book for anyone interested in sailing.

Handbook of Trailer Sailing

Author: Robert F. Burgess
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 0070089817
Release Date: 1992
Genre:

Gives advice on selecting small sailboats that can be transported by trailer, discusses the fundamentals of sailing, and tells how to plan cruises and outfit a boat.

The Essential Wilderness Navigator How to Find Your Way in the Great Outdoors Second Edition

Author: David Seidman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071542890
Release Date: 2001-01-18
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Now with full-color topographic maps and featuring the latest on electronic navigation, The Essential Wilderness Navigator is the clearest and most up-to-date route-finding primer available. Providing readers with exercises for developing a directional ‘sixth sense,’ tips on mastering the art of map- and compass-reading, and comprehensive updates on a range of technological advances, this perennially popular guide is more indispensable than ever.

The Complete Book of Laser Sailing

Author: Richard Tillman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071792103
Release Date: 2005-06-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The definitive guide to the Laser. The Complete Book of Laser Sailing is the most comprehensive book about successfully sailing and racing this popular and challenging high-performance dinghy. Dick Tillman tells you everything you need to know about the boat and how to set it up and sail it, including: Rigging and sailing the boat Trailering and cartopping Maintenance and storage Training and physical conditioning Upwind and offwind racing techniques Clothing and equipment Interviews with such champion racers as Hans Fogh, Ed Baird, Ed Adams, and Danielle Myrdal Plus this updated and expanded edition gives you: The latest sail control and rig modifications Updated listings of major competition results New interviews with champion racers, including Olympian Mark Mendelblatt and Paige Railey on Radials "A fine-tuned guide to everything anyone could ever need or want to know about the Laser."—Sailing "This book will most certainly make you a better sailor and could help you become a champion."—Soundings "This book is a must."—The Little Ship

Sailmaker s Apprentice

Author: Emiliano Marino
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071376429
Release Date: 2001-03-30
Genre: Sports & Recreation

With this book, anyone can learn to design, make, repair, improve, and maintain sails. Emphasizing the handwork that distinguishes the highest-quality, most durable sails, Marino tells you how to select a rig, introduces you to sail shape and theory, and then shows you step by step, with the help of 700 detailed illustrations, how to sew patches, hand sew rings, fix tears or frayed edges, and stitch seams, not to mention how to make your own sails, canvas sailcovers, and sailbags from scratch. His bias is toward sturdy sails for daysailing and cruising, built of low-tech materials you can repair with a few simple tools. But this book is more than a comprehensive apprenticeship; it is also an illustrated tour of the world's rig and sail types, both contemporary and historical - a visual feast for the sailor as well as an indispensable guide for the mariner.

The Complete Rigger s Apprentice Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging

Author: Brion Toss
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071791571
Release Date: 1997-08-22
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Combining and updating the renowned Rigger's Apprentice and Rigger's Locker, meets the changing face of modern materials and technology while remaining true to rigging's best traditional principles and practices. It's much more than a knot book, though the knots a sailor needs are all here. It's a book for sailors who want the satisfaction and hard-cash savings of stepping their own masts, inspecting and maintaining their own rigs, and turning their own tailsplices and wire eyesplices. It is for boatowners who want to replace an entire gang of rigging themselves--measuring, choosing appropriate wire, turning soft eyes, leathering, and serving. It is for bluewater voyagers who want to feel secure in the knowledge that, should a shroud carry away far at sea, they will be able to repair it. The Complete Rigger's Apprentice is also a free-roaming collection of useful ideas and tips on everything from supplementing winches with block and tackle, to rigging snubbers at anchor, to using pantyhose for an emergency fanbelt. In short, it's the definitive book on the art of rigging, written by its most entertaining practitioner.

The Marlinspike Sailor Second Edition Enlarged

Author: Hervey Garrett Smith
Publisher: Martino Fine Books
ISBN: 1614273650
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

2012 Reprint of 1952 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "Knowledge of marlinspike seamanship is what distinguishes the true seaman from the man who merely ventures upon the water. No one can become a skipper, or should aspire to that distinction, who has not mastered knots, palm and needle work, and the making of small objects on board as necessary. In fact the few required knots, hitches or bends should be so well known that they can be tied blindfolded or in the dark....The greatest single value of this work is the amazing clarity he achieves in his drawings. He has set a new standard for all time. Rope is a difficult subject to draw. Like the sea itself, it changes its appearance constantly"-From the Forward.

Learn to Sail Today From Novice to Sailor in One Week

Author: Barry Lewis
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071830898
Release Date: 2016-09-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Sail your very first day on the water Learn to Sail Today offers a uniquely fun and quick method for beginners to learn exactly what they need to enter the fun and rewarding world of sailing. Written specifically to engage and reassure the uninitiated, this sailing primer covers the essentials step by step without overwhelming you with intimidating diagrams and long lists of sailboat parts. This simple, intuitive guide uses dozens of informative illustrations along with clear explanations, free from unnecessary jargon, to put you confidently at the helm your very first day on the water. It walks you through everything you need to know to be a responsible sailor, from sail-trim theory and practice, safety, sailing etiquette, inspecting a boat, steering, and docking to sailing to another harbor and buying your first sailboat.