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 A Beginner s Guide

Author: David Seidman
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408153796
Release Date: 2011-07-18
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Updated and expanded for its second edition, this guide takes the reader step-by-step from his or her first tenuous steps aboard, and then beyond beyond to navigation, safety, seamanship and even trailering, conveying the magic as well as the nuts and bolts of sailing.

The Complete Sailor

Author: David Seidman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0070571317
Release Date: 1995-03-01
Genre: Education

Previously published as On the Wind, this new edition takes the reader from the first sail to a mastery of small-boat handling, including navigation, design, seamanship, anchoring, ropework, rigging, weather, rules of the road, trailering and working the winds. 600 illustrations.

Your First Sailboat

Author: Daniel Spurr
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071778772
Release Date: 2004-07-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The Comprehensive Sailing Start-Up Resource Can a keelboat tip over? Can I take a centerboard boat onto open water? How can I determine what boat I want? Once I do, what’s a fair price to pay for it? Should I buy it new or used? How can I tell the difference between a used boat and one that’s used up? Now that I have it, how can I start sailing quickly and safely? Your First Sailboat is the first book to answer all your questions about selecting, buying, maintaining, and using your first boat. This user-friendly guide covers issues that other books ignore, including how to choose between a trailer sailer, daysailer, raceboat, cruiser, or multihull; what hull material is best for your first boat; whether to buy new or used; where to shop; how to judge quality and condition; where to keep your new boat; and what to do about gear, loans, insurance, and annual maintenance. Special features of this all-in-one handbook include: A descriptive buying guide to 75 recommended sailboats of all types and sizes, from daysailers to racers, cruisers, and multihulls A decision tree to guide you to your ideal starter boat Complete instructions on how to care for and sail your boat as well as how to acquire it Straightforward and fun, Your First Sailboat gives you just what you need to stop asking questions and start sailing. Everything else is optional. Save time. Save money. This book omits everything you don’t need to know.

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!

Learn to Sail

Author: Tim Hore
Publisher: Fernhurst Books
ISBN: 9781119954910
Release Date: 2012-02-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Get afloat and start having fun with step-by-step advice, photo sequences and diagrams. This jargon-free guide allows complete novices to get out on the water with the minimum of fuss. One- and two-person dinghies are covered, along with rigging, knots, safety, handling and much more.

The Sailing Bible

Author: Barrie Smith
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781472901576
Release Date: 2013-08-05
Genre: Transportation

Sail with the experts! The Sailing Bible is the complete, user-friendly, hands-on manual packed with detailed step-by-step diagrams, lively action photos, and helpful advice on getting the most out of your sailing at whatever level. Whether you are a dinghy or yacht sailor just learning the basics or wanting tips on sailing with the best, this is the book that will give you all the answers you are looking for. It's all in here! Dinghies and yachts Cruising and racing Launching, helming, trapezing, and capsizing Racing techniques and tactics Buoyage, tides, charts and navigation Anchoring and marina berthing Knots, ropes and flags Boat etiquette and seamanship Rules of the road, safety and emergencies Boat maintenance and repair and much more... The Sailing Bible is an ideal companion to enjoyable sailing whether in a dinghy or a yacht.

Sailing for Everyone

Author: Simon Watts
Publisher: Wooden Boat Pub
ISBN: 1934982016
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Boatbuilder, sailor, and teacher Simon Watts divides his time between San Francisco, and the family summer home on Middle Island, near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

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 Complete Sailing Manual

Author: Steve Sleight
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 9780241314388
Release Date: 2017-06-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The ultimate illustrated guide for sailors is now fully revised and updated. With a foreword by Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie, and covering the latest developments in sailing and navigation technology, this manual is the undisputed market leader in sailing guides. The Complete Sailing Manual now offers even more extensive coverage of sailing practice, including foiling catamarans, apparent wind sailing, long-distance cruising, and electronic navigation. Former British national champion Steve Sleight offers a complete tuition course on seamanship, and his expert advice is brought to life with breathtaking action photography. With essential information, handy diagrams, and step-by-step artwork, this is only sailing handbook you need when out on the waves. Previous Edition ISBN 9781405392761

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.

Start to Win

Author: Eric Twiname
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408111987
Release Date: 2009-08-21
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A boating classic that will help sailors achieve their racing best.

Basic Keelboat

Author: Monk Henry
Publisher: United States Sailing Assn
ISBN: 1882502213
Release Date: 1995-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Once you have spent time under sail, you will notice that people on sailboats tend to wave at each other. For many, sailing is a passion to be enjoyed for a lifetime. But sailing is challenging. And, in fact, at times can be dangerous. Therefore, safety at sea is a paramount importance. To maximise your enjoyment on the water, you must have confidence in yourself, your boat, equipment and crew. Basic Keelboat, help you learn to sail with all the skills required for safety at sea. For newcomers, careful study and practice is essential. When you're prepared, life under the sail is more enjoyable.

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.