Complete Sailing Manual
Whether your interest in sailing is weekend recreation on small lakes or your ambition is to cruise the world's oceans in search of adventure, no-one should take to the water without being competent to do so. The Complete Sailing Manual offers the novice sailor guidance and information on sailing techniques, seamanship, safety procedures, coastal and celestial navigation, and how to handle an emergency on board. Also covered are the theory of sailing, choosing and equipping the right boat for your needs, essential sailing skills - such as tacking and gybing, berthing and mooring, navigating through a busy seaway, communications and weather forecasting. Making maximum use of full-colour photographs and illustrations, supported by concise, informative text, the Complete Sailing Manual offers dinghy and keel boat sailors a handy reference work that will both guide and advise them as they gain experience on the water.
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