Cruising under sail
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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