DK Complete Sailing Manual

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DK Pub., 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 320 pages
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This beautifully illustrated manual provides concise, step-by-step instructions that cover all aspects of sailing for learners at all levels.

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Contents

Direction
THE JOY OF SAILING
Parts of a Boat
Essential Equipment
Points of Sailing
Oars and Paddles
Weather Basics
Choosing a Dinghy
Sailing Catamarans
Roughweather Sailing
Starting to Cruise
Rigs and Sails
Protection Afloat
Basic Sail Skills
Preparing to Sail
Sail Balance

Reefing a Dinghy
Helmsman and Crew
From and to the Shore
Mooring and Anchoring
Man Overboard
Highperformance Dinghies
Sailing Exercises
Spinnakers
Trimming Spinnakers
Handling Under Power
Marina Berths
Berthing Bow or Sternto
Passage Making
Manoverboard Recovery
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Turning Forces
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About the author (1999)

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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