Sailing Essentials

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Dorling Kindersley, 2013 - Sports & Recreation - 304 pages
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The perfect reference for yachtsmen of all levels, this illustrated pocket guide provides sailors with everything they need to know about how to sail.

Broken down into easy-to-follow, bite-sized units, Sailing Essentials takes readers through key sailing techniques from hoisting a sail and reading charts to steering a course at night or laying an anchor. Readers will also find information on how to deal with difficult weather conditions and how to tie tricky knots, detailed instructions on man-overboard procedures, and much more.

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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.

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