Author: Royal Yachting Association
Publisher: Royal Yachting Association
Release Date: 2018-11-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation
The digital edition of the RYA Sail Trim Handbook for Cruisers is crammed with useful tips and pointers on one of the fundamentals of good seamanship: sail trim. The book focuses more on the needs of the cruising sailor as opposed to the out-and-out racer. After all, a well-trimmed cruising yacht will be better balanced, easier to handle, and will sail more comfortably. Sail trim can be bewildering to the novice but the RYA Sail Trim Handbook talks you through the subject in an informative yet entertaining manner. This eBook is further enhanced by a range of clear, well thought-out illustrations. Chapters include: How Sails Work Jibs & Genoas Spinnakers Reefing Sailing Upwind Heavy Weather Sailing Trade Wind Sailing Ultimately this book will have you itching to get back afloat and tinkering with the trim of your sails.
Limp and wrinkly or smooth and billowing? If your sails are set right your boat will be faster, safer and look better Mark Chisnell, one of the best sailors in the world, here demystifies the black art of sail trim. He shows how to set the sails and use them properly in all wind strengths.
Comprehensive, profusely illustrated book documents early-20th-century sailing: boat types around the world, racing boats, odd and experimental vessels, more. Over 380 illustrations and photographs. Indexes. Bibliography.
Wooden Boat Building recounts the joy of acquiring new skills, such as, working with brass flat bar and stainless steel; how to melt 2,400 pounds of lead wheel-weights to pour the keel; how to roll a hull effortlessly and craft beautiful blocks, almost entirely out of wood, yet strong enough to take an enormous load. The author's lessons learned have application for all back-yard wooden boat builders. Practical advice and helpful hints gathered over a life time of wood working and illustrated here with professionally drawn sketches and pictures are useful to all who love to work with wood, whatever the project....
Author: Us Coast Guard Auxiliary
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2007-08-30
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Learn the essentials of sailing and seamanship from one of the world's premier boating organizations Since 1978, Sailing Skills and Seamanship has been the required manual for students in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's esteemed sail-training programs. Now this exclusive handbok is available for the first time to every beginning and intermediate sailor. It is your thorough introduction to recreational sailing's fundamentals, from choosing the right sailboat to knowing the rules of the nautical road and everything in between. Discover the answers to all your questions on: Essential equipment, both required and recommended Docking and anchoring Sailing fundamentals Tuning your sailboat's rigging for best performance Knots, splices, and line handling Operating and maintaining outboard or inboard engines Navigation and the rules of the nautical road Boat handling and seamanship on coastal and inland waters Trailering a sailboat Marine weather and marine communications And much more! Approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), with chapter review questions and answers, Sailing Skills and Seamanship is the ideal study and reference guide for honing your sailing skills and expanding your seamanship knowledge.