Sailing Skills & Seamanship

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McGraw Hill Professional, Sep 20, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 454 pages
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Learn the essentials of sailing and seamanship from one of the world’s premier boating organizations

Since 1978, Sailing Skills and Seamanship has been the required manual for students in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s esteemed sail-training programs. Now this exclusive handbok is available for the first time to every beginning and intermediate sailor. It is your thorough introduction to recreational sailing’s fundamentals, from choosing the right sailboat to knowing the rules of the nautical road and everything in between.

Discover the answers to all your questions on:

  • Essential equipment, both required and recommended
  • Docking and anchoring
  • Sailing fundamentals
  • Tuning your sailboat’s rigging for best performance
  • Knots, splices, and line handling
  • Operating and maintaining outboard or inboard engines
  • Navigation and the rules of the nautical road
  • Boat handling and seamanship on coastal and inland waters
  • Trailering a sailboat
  • Marine weather and marine communications
  • And much more!

Approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), with chapter review questions and answers, Sailing Skills and Seamanship is the ideal study and reference guide for honing your sailing skills and expanding your seamanship knowledge.

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is known as “America's Volunteer Lifesavers.” Since 1939 the Auxiliary has worked side by side with the U.S. Coast Guard, providing assistance with search-and-rescue operations, maritime and environmental safety and security, and vessel safety checks. It is also the nation’s largest boating educator, offering boating and seamanship courses to 100,000–150,000 members of the boating public each year.

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The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is known as "America's Volunteer Lifesavers" and throughout its 68 years has assisted the U.S. Coast Guard in vessel inspections and search-and-rescue operations.

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