K.I.S.S. guide to sailing

Front Cover
DK Pub., Sep 1, 2001 - Sports & Recreation - 352 pages
1 Review
Kiss the competition goodbye! Broaden your horizons with DK's KISS Guide to Sailing. Find out about the history of sailing and follow the journeys of early traders and explorers. discover where to sail, in which types of boat, and how to hone your skills. Develop your knowledge of the international rules and regulations. Learn about the latest nautical developments, from high-tech materials to racing techniques. Master basic sailing terms, from hulls and foils, to rigs and rudders. Understand what to do if you capsize, and learn key safety tips. The Keep It Simple Series is the new standard in how-to books! Written by leading experts, each book includes full-color photographs and illustrations throughout, making these the first and only truly accessible guides for beginners. The KISS format is designed to help readers build confidence from the start, and learn gradually and thoroughly to the very last page. Much more than introductions to various subjects, these inspiring and innovative books are the ones that readers can trust!

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Kiss Guide to Sailing

User Review  - Overstock.com

Very easy to read and understand. Puts all the sailing terminology up front and explains each step required to put you confidently on the water. Would recommend to any would-be sailors. Read full review


Foreword by Dennis Conner
A timeless experience
Something for everyone

28 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2001)

Steve Sleight is an author and independent consultant with a background in writing, broadcasting, and communications. He has advised several prominent international companies on communications strategies as well as the use of IT and digital, interactive media to enhance their projects. Most recently, he has been developing an e-business approach to information publishing, and he is now concentrating on producing digital multimedia content that can be presented and delivered in traditional or new media forms. He writes on business subjects as well as on his real, all-consuming passion sailing. He is the author of the Essential Managers: Information Technology as well as the DK Complete Sailing Manual.

Bibliographic information