Cruising under sail

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Oxford University Press, 1965 - Sports & Recreation - 468 pages
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Cruising Under Sail has for many years enjoyed a considerable reputation as an important work which covers every practical aspect of cruising for the beginner and expert alike. The author's unrivaled experience in long-distance cruising has commanded an enormous following of dedicated readers and his sensible, practical approach to sound seamanship has great appeal to those wishing to learn and improve the art of safe cruising. Cruising Under Sail combines Hiscock's classic books, Cruising Under Sail and Voyaging Under Sail. Topics include: stability; cockpit and steering arrangements; lighting, heating, and ventilation; choice of rig; the care and repair of sails; avoiding collisions; weather; tides; coastwise navigation; steering in heavy weather; self-steering; pilot charts; provisioning; celestial navigation.

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About the author (1965)

Eric Hiscock bought his first boat in 1934 and has been writing about his sailing experiences ever since. He was born in 1908 in Southampton and in 1941 he married Susan who became his sole crew on the many thousands of miles sailed by successive "Wanderers.

Eric and Susan now live aboard "Wanderer V and when not cruising they are based in the beautiful "Bay of Islands" on the northeastern coast of New Zealand. They have gained an international reputation as adventuresome and popular cruising folk and apart from a string of successful sailing books and articles, have lectured widely. The many lessons learned by Eric the hard way--at sea--have led yachtsmen around the world to follow his practical advice on many aspects of sailing.

In 1984 both Eric and Susan were made MBEs for services to ocean sailing.

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