Sailing For Dummies

Sailing For Dummies

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Are you interested in sailing but think that it's too expensive? Have you dreamed of sailing away but aren't sure about the regulations, etiquette, and proper gear to wear? If you think that sailing is only for the rich and famous -- think again! Sailing For Dummies gives you practical, easy-to-follow advice for everything from buying the right equipment and gear to setting sail for the first time to watching races on TV! Inside, you'll discover how to Select the best boat to buy or rent for your sailing needs Navigate like a pro -- day or night -- with the help of charts, satellites, and compasses Handle mishaps, such as torn sails and leaks Administer basic first aid and handle on overboard rescue successfully Recover from a capsize, tow a boat, and discover other ways to keep safety a priority Understand U.S. federal boating regulations and other rules of the sea Find a sailing school that fits your schedule and your budget Make sailing fun for the entire family -- from toddlers to teens Locate the best cruising destinations in the world
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  • Paperback | 421 pages
  • 192 x 236 x 28mm | 780.17g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • 076455039X
  • 9780764550393

About J. J. Isler

About the Authors JJ Isler won a Bronze Medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and was a tactician and starting helmsman for the America3 America's Cup team in 1995. She is a three-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year and has won three World Championships. A highly regarded instructor, JJ began her sailing career at a young age and was captain of the Yale University Sailing Team. Peter Isler is a two-time winner of the America's Cup and is praised throughout the world of sailing as a top-notch instructor. At Yale University, he was Intercollegiate Sailor of the Year and was a top ranked U.S. sailor on the professional match racing circuit from 1989 to 1993. A featured America's Cup analyst in 1992 and 1995 on ESPN, he is currently Editor-at-Large for Sailing World magazine, a board member of the American Sailing Association, and host of "Classics" on Speedvision Network.
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