An A-Z of Sailing Terms

An A-Z of Sailing Terms

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This guide contains detailed explanations of nearly 1500 sailing terms ranging from booby-hatch and growler, to jack in the basket and throat seizing. Illustrations on rigs and rigging, knots, tackles, and a wide variety of onboard fittings and equipment are included, and coverage includes navigational and meteorological definitions, as well as entries on weather lore and sailing expressions.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 129.8 x 196.1 x 15mm | 194.08g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 164 line drawings
  • 019280068X
  • 9780192800688

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Praise for the previous edition: "Will fit into the smallest dinghy....Contains in dictionary form an astonishing amount about rigging and fitting out."--Daily Telegraph"For scholars and writers it is indispensable; for anyone interested in boats and words, irresistible."--Motor Boat and Yachting Praise for the previous edition: "Will fit into the smallest dinghy....Contains in dictionary form an astonishing amount about rigging and fitting out."--Daily Telegraph "For scholars and writers it is indispensable; for anyone interested in boats and words, irresistible."--Motor Boat and Yachting Praise for the previous edition: "Will fit into the smallest dinghy....Contains in dictionary form an astonishing amount about rigging and fitting out."--Daily Telegraph "For scholars and writers it is indispensable; for anyone interested in boats and words, irresistible."--Motor Boat and Yachting Praise for the previous edition: "Will fit into the smallest dinghy....Contains in dictionary form an astonishing amount about rigging and fitting out."--Daily Telegraph"For scholars and writers it is indispensable; for anyone interested in boats and words, irresistible."--Motor Boat and Yachtingshow more

About Ian Dear

About the Editors Ian Dear is the author of numerous books on sailing, including America's Cup, Fastnet, The Royal Yacht Squadron, and is co-author of Bunkside Companion. Peter Kemp, is the editor of The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea and has written widely on sailing.show more

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