Learn to Sail Today: From Novice to Sailor in One Week

Learn to Sail Today: From Novice to Sailor in One Week

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 198 x 236 x 16mm | 329g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • United States
  • English
  • 50 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 007183088X
  • 9780071830881
  • 630,951

Table of contents

10 chapters
1. Day one--basic sail trim, safety, steering, docking
2. Day two--inspect your boat and become a more self-reliant sailor
3. Day three--sail trim theory and practice
4. Day four--the jibe
5. Day five--sail to another harbor
6. Day six--spinnaker handling
7. Day seven--buying your first boat
8. Day eight--increase your sailing speed
9. Sailing Etiquette--a rainy day lesson on how to behave10. Conclusion
An epilogue follows the main chapters.

Appendices follow the main text:
1. Repairs
2. Mast raising
3. Mast tuning
4. Running aground
5. Anchoring
6. Further reading
7. Ship to shore radio
8. Theory of sail trim
9. Rope and Sail material and selection, sail folding and storage
10. Marine head issues
11. Smart phones and GPS usage
12. Equipment to have aboard
13. Glossary
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About Barry Lewis

Barry Lewis has been boating and sailing for over 50 years. He is Commodore of the Belmont Yacht Club and past Judge Advocate of the Chicago Yachting Association.
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