Sailing Fundamentals

Sailing Fundamentals Author Gary Jobson
ISBN-10 1439136785
Year 2008-09-08
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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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.

Cruising Fundamentals

Cruising Fundamentals Author Harry Munns
ISBN-10 0877423342
Year 1991
Pages 127
Language en
Publisher International Marine Publishing Company
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Offers advice on sailing skills, safety equipment, the mechanical operation of the boat, navigation, emergency procedures, troubleshooting, and marine etiquette.

Multihull Cruising Fundamentals

Multihull Cruising Fundamentals Author Rick White
ISBN-10 007001633X
Year 1997
Pages 119
Language en
Publisher International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
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Multihulls offer sailors expansive comfort, impressive speed, precise maneuverability, and, in the case of trailerables, easy storage and transportability. No wonder boat buyers and charter clients have begun migrating toward cats and tris in unprecedented numbers. Multihull Cruising Fundamentalstaps into the essence of multihull sailing and gives readers a clear and concise analysis of these largely unfamiliar boats. Chapters one through four provide the skills sailors need to get trailerable multihulls safely into the water, rigged and sailing. Larger, cruising catamarans and their unique sailing and handling needs are addressed in chapters five through eight. The material in this book was developed by the American Sailing Association's Multihull Committee for use in classes throughout North America. Students will learn quickly and efficiently fromMultihull Cruising Fundamentals' "no nonsense," step-by-step format. The knowledge and skills found in this text will prepare sailors to more fully enjoy the most forward-looking boats on today's pleasure boat market.

Sailing

Sailing Author Dave Franzel
ISBN-10 1585748072
Year 2003
Pages 132
Language en
Publisher Globe Pequot
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Quickly and easily master the sailing fundamentals you'll need to get out on the water.

The Complete Sailor Second Edition

The Complete Sailor  Second Edition Author David Seidman
ISBN-10 9780071750844
Year 2011-04-15
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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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

Fast Track to Sailing

Fast Track to Sailing Author Steve Colgate
ISBN-10 0071615202
Year 2009-02-06
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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The learn-to-sail book for when you are in a hurry to gain your sea legs At the Offshore Sailing School, the Colgates have taught more than 100,000 adults how to sail. Now they are making their proven instructional methods available to you so you can fulfill your sailing dreams in little time. Though designed around three days of intensive instruction, the book adapts easily to any learning pace. You can master the fundamentals in three days--or over a summer of leisurely sailing.

Sailing Made Easy

Sailing Made Easy Author The American Sailing Association ASA
ISBN-10 098210250X
Year 2010-02-01
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher Amer Sailing Assn
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Covers navigating, anchoring, heavy weather sailing, launching, and mooring.

Fundamentals of Sailing Cruising and Racing

Fundamentals of Sailing  Cruising  and Racing Author Stephen Colgate
ISBN-10 0393038114
Year 1996
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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Presents simple, systematic explanations of basic seamanship, navigational techniques, and competitive tactics, and describes crew duties in racing and cruising situations

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship Author John Rousmaniere
ISBN-10 9781451650242
Year 2014-01-07
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Completely revised and updated to address changes in technology, this new edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing. Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has set the standard by which other books on sailing are measured. Used throughout America as a textbook in sailing schools and Power Squadrons, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship thoroughly and clearly covers the fundamental and advanced skills of modern sailing. This edition of Annapolis is a major overhaul. Over half the book has been revised; old topics and features have been updated, and many new ones have been introduced. The design has been modernized, and many color illustrations have been added. As big and detailed as Annapolis is, the wealth of technical information (including dozens of step-by-step instructions) is presented here in a way that is uniquely readable; it's both useful and easy to use. This is because John Rousmaniere and artist Mark Smith bring to Annapolis decades of experience both as sailors and as professional communicators. Annapolis emphasizes the standard skills and proven methods that eliminate error and confusion, ensure security in emergencies, and allow every sailor more time for enjoyment on the water. Much has changed on the water since 1983 when this book was originally published. Black buoys are now green, the Global Positioning Satellite navigation system (GPS) is almost universally used, new types of anchors and sails have appeared, safety skills and gear are vastly improved, many more women are commanding boats, and catamarans and trimarans are common where only monohulls used to sail. But for all these modern developments, the basic skills and spirit of sailing have not changed at all. Sail trimming, keeping up steerageway, maintaining the dead reckoning plot, heaving-to -- these fundamentals are as important now as ever and receive much attention here. Among the innovations in this edition are: * Basic skills in early chapters: Fundamental sailing and boat-handling skills and gear, which are introduced in chapters 1, 2, and 3. * "Hands On" segments: Three dozen special sections, each devoted to a particular seamanship problem and an expert solution. * More how-to tips: Additional rules of thumb that guide a crew quickly and successfully through seamanship problems. * New coverage of multihulls: Advice on evaluating, anchoring, and handling catamarans and trimarans under sail (including in storms). * More on emergencies: New material on emergencies, safety, and heavy-weather sailing, including a section on preparing a docked boat for a hurricane. * Equipment updates: Expanded coverage of the use and care of modern gear and hardware, including radar, GPS, rescue devices, and asymmetrical spinnakers. * Terminology: Full definition and illustration of major terms when they're first introduced, with alternative language provided in parentheses. * Gender: The use of feminine personal pronouns, which reflect the fact that more women are captaining and sailing boats than ever before. From navigation and seamanship to boat and gear maintenance, from pleasure cruising to heavy-weather sailing, here is the definitive, state-of-the-art guide that provides systematic step-by-step techniques to see you through every situation on deck and in the cockpit.

The Best of Sail Trim

The Best of Sail Trim Author Charles Mason
ISBN-10 1574091190
Year 2000-07-01
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Sheridan House, Inc.
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An anthology of authoritative articles from SAIL magazine--one of the world's major sailing magazines.

Sailing

Sailing Author Peter Heaton
ISBN-10 9781447411598
Year 2011-05-01
Pages 258
Language en
Publisher
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Sailing Skills Seamanship BOOK

Sailing Skills   Seamanship  BOOK Author United States. Coast Guard Auxiliary
ISBN-10 9780071470292
Year 2007-08-30
Pages 454
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Since 1978, Sailing Skills & Seamanship has been the required manual for students in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's esteemed sail-training programs. This is the first time this exclusive handbook has become available for every beginning and intermediate sailor. It is a thorough introduction to recreational sailing fundamentals, from choosing the right sailboat to knowing the rules of the nautical road and everything in between.

A Manual of Sail Trim

A Manual of Sail Trim Author Stuart H. Walker
ISBN-10 0393032965
Year 1985
Pages 251
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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A guide for racing covers the principles of sail trim, crew movement techniques, maneuvers, and control systems, and gives advice on adjusting to special conditions.