Sailing for Dummies

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Wiley Publishing Australia Pty Limited, 2007 - Sailing - 496 pages
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Go sailing in a dinghy, a yacht or try windsurfing

Want to sail into the sunset but don't know port from starboard? Don't worry! Sailing For Dummies, Australian and New Zealand Edition, covers the latest on boats, gear and racing. This hands-on guide helps you chart a course to sailing success, from getting familiar with nautical terms and seamanship basics to setting sail, navigating, docking and anchoring -- even riding out a storm.

Discover how to:

  • Get your feet wet at a sailing school
  • Launch a boat and manoeuvre under sail
  • Navigate, anchor and dock
  • Charter a boat or go racing
  • Choose and care for a boat

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Not a Dummie anymore

User Review  - jannysunnycalifornia -

Got this for Hubby and Now he is a Great sailor! Even I learnd Lot and am More comfortable on the Boat. Looking forward to a 2 week sail in BVI! Read full review

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Very good overview to sailing. Not just a dry how to book but has humorous episodes throughout. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

JJ Isler won Olympic sailing medals in Sydney and Barcelona.

Peter Isler won the America's Cup twice as navigator aboard Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes.

Tony Hollins has been sailing all his life and is a developer of navigation software.

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