Sailor s Start Up

Sailor s Start Up

The crisp, fun-to-read text covers the essentials of gear, technique, safety, and etiquette for both monohull and catamaran sailing.

Author: Doug Werner

Publisher: Tracks Publishing

ISBN: 9781884654015

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 605

"Basic sailing skills; Over 100 photos; Monohull & catamaran; Resources."--Cover.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Singlehanding

Singlehanding

Covers the techniques, procedures, and quick decision-making needed to sail a vessel alone on short trips or long voyages

Author: Tony Meisel

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

ISBN: PSU:000012608201

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 751

Covers the techniques, procedures, and quick decision-making needed to sail a vessel alone on short trips or long voyages
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A Sailing Guide to the Solent and Poole Harbour With Practical Hints as to Living and Cooking on and Working a Small Yacht

A Sailing Guide to the Solent and Poole Harbour   With Practical Hints as to Living and Cooking on and Working a Small Yacht

Sailing is the propulsion of a vehicle and the control of its movement with large (
usually fabric) foils called sails. By changing the rigging, rudder, and sometimes
the keel or centreboard, a sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails in ...

Author: Lieut-Colonel T. G. Cuthell

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473347458

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 122

View: 289

This vintage book is a complete guide to the ports and harbours of England, with information on notable locations and landmarks, history, and how to enter; as well as practical hints on living in, cooking on, and working a small yacht. Contents include: “Cooking, Catering, etc.”, “Up Portsmouth Harbour”, “Hayling and up Chichester Harbour”, “To Bembridge and Brading Harbour”, “To Seaview, Ryde, Wootton Creek, and Cowes”, “Up the Medina”, To Newtown”, “To Yarmouth”, “Bound and About the Needless”, “To Swanage”, “To Studland”, “Up Poole Harbour”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on sailing.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Learning to Sail The Annapolis Sailing School Guide for Young Sailors of All Ages

Learning to Sail  The Annapolis Sailing School Guide for Young Sailors of All Ages

"--Booklist ". . . the first book to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date sailing course aimed especially at young people. . . . Students will learn to become confident, self-sufficient sailors with the help of this book.

Author: Diane Goodman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0070240140

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 163

Covers rigging, safety precautions, steering, trimming the sails, jibing, tacking, heeling, emergency procedures, and docking
Categories: Education

K I S S Guide to Sailing

K I S S  Guide to Sailing

Kiss the competition goodbye!

Author: Steve Sleight

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 0789480522

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 310

Kiss the competition goodbye! Broaden your horizons with DK's KISS Guide to Sailing. Find out about the history of sailing and follow the journeys of early traders and explorers. discover where to sail, in which types of boat, and how to hone your skills. Develop your knowledge of the international rules and regulations. Learn about the latest nautical developments, from high-tech materials to racing techniques. Master basic sailing terms, from hulls and foils, to rigs and rudders. Understand what to do if you capsize, and learn key safety tips. The Keep It Simple Series is the new standard in how-to books! Written by leading experts, each book includes full-color photographs and illustrations throughout, making these the first and only truly accessible guides for beginners. The KISS format is designed to help readers build confidence from the start, and learn gradually and thoroughly to the very last page. Much more than introductions to various subjects, these inspiring and innovative books are the ones that readers can trust!
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Why Book of Sailing

The Why Book of Sailing

This book takes the helm to look at everything from vectors to leverage, the physics of floating and the science of navigation, the laws of electricity, optics, waves and more, in a book that will intrigue and delight every sailor.

Author: Scott Welty

Publisher:

ISBN: 1580801463

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 179

View: 344

Sailors know that Nature's forces are always at work, affecting the boat and its surroundings in countless ways. 'The Why Book of Sailing' examines these laws and how they come to bear on the sailboat, with intriguing, surprising, and entertaining answers to such questions as these: Why does it get ever harder to make your sailboat go ever faster? Why are golf balls dimpled but hulls are smooth? Why do boats float higher in salt water? Why are tsunamis nearly undetectable at sea? ...and many more. This book takes the helm to look at everything from vectors to leverage, the physics of floating and the science of navigation, the laws of electricity, optics, waves and more, in a book that will intrigue and delight every sailor.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Practical Sailor Guide to Sailing Gear

Practical Sailor Guide to Sailing Gear

Here is everything a reader needs to make confident purchases of sailhandling gear, maintenance products, and navigation equipment.

Author: Dan Dickison

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 1592280803

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

View: 498

This comprehensive buyer's guide distills more than thirty years of on-the-water tests by the experts at Practical Sailor. Here is everything a reader needs to make confident purchases of sailhandling gear, maintenance products, and navigation equipment. Whether readers are looking for essential equipment or that nice-to-have comfort item, it's all here in this easy-to-reference volume. Because it accepts no commercial advertising, Practical Sailor has the unfettered freedom to deliver impartial and uncompromising evaluations of today's sailing gear and equipment.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Classic Guide to Sailing

Classic Guide to Sailing

This work is intended for theuse ofthetyrowho has little orno experience of sailing
– not for theowner oftheluxurious floating palace, but for the young Englishman
who has a true love of the sea, and who, though unable to undertake long ...

Author: E.F Knight

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445642161

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 606

Throughout history sailing has been instrumental in the development of civilization, affording humanity greater mobility than travel over land, whether for trade, transport or warfare, and the capacity for fishing. Sailing has contributed to many great explorations in the world. In 1889, Knight sailed to the island of Trindade off the coast of Brazil in a 64-foot cutter named the Alerte. He was in search of treasure. In The Classic Guide to Sailing, E. F. Knight, the soldier, journalist and war correspondent, relates some of his experiences and lays down the basic principles of sailing and boatcraft for the budding sailor.
Categories: History

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Sailing

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Sailing

Everything You Need to Set Sail on New Adventures Diane Selkirk. Wondering
how windy it is? In 1806, Rear-Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort did the sailing world
a favor by developing a table that classified wind by strength and how it
appeared ...

Author: Diane Selkirk

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781615643257

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 112

The idea of learning to sail excites the imagination with fantasies of a carefree, simple way to relax. But in reality, a lot of work goes into mastering the technical aspects of sailing and learning how to get from one place to another without ending up in the water. Other sailing books go into more detail than the casual learner wants or needs. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Sailing gives readers just what they need to know to get started and enjoy their time on the water. In it, readers get: - A primer on the different types of sailboats and tips for buying or renting - Detailed descriptions of the parts and controls of a sailboat - The roles and jobs of sailor and crew - How to get the boat into the water (if it isn't already) - The mechanics of sailing - Departing, anchoring, and docking - Handling, navigating, and weather - Sailing safety and emergency preparedness - The rules of the sailing road - Backup plans: engines and oars - Storing, hauling, and maintaining a sailboat
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A Woman s Guide to the Sailing Lifestyle

A Woman s Guide to the Sailing Lifestyle

His unvarnished account documents the brutality of the sailor's life, and when he
returned to Boston he worked to improve their lot. Gowdey, D. 1994. Before the
Wind: True Stories About Sailing. International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press.

Author: Debra Picchi; Thomas Desrosiers

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781504928434

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 202

View: 818

A chance sailing trip with a friend from work led me to wonder if I could learn to sail. After all, I’m a woman, and the sailing world seems to favor men. I am not athletic; I didn’t grow up in a family where we learned about boating; I would be starting late, since I was in my thirties; and I suffer from seasickness. What I discovered over the next twenty-five years is that I could indeed learn to be a competent sailor. But I didn’t expect to be an expert overnight. Instead, as a novice, I layered on new knowledge slowly, over time, through experiential learning. This book describes the process whereby this happened. Using examples from trips along the coast of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, it reviews the essential knowledge needed to be a sailor as well as explanations about the parts of a sailboat, major boat systems, and tasks associated with maintaining a sailboat. It also discusses some Zen-like attitudes that lead to successful and fun sailing, such as focusing, the no-blame rule, and stripping down to the essentials. Unlike some other sailing guides, this book points out that sailing can be a lifestyle that includes many dimensions. It’s not just about getting a boat to sail. Traveling by boat is a unique experience, and visiting small coastal New England communities is an adventure. Learning about history, art, ecology, star constellations, technology, and birds are only a few of the kinds of activities that can be built into a rich and rewarding sailing experience. This book will be helpful for people who would like to learn to sail but who are intimidated by the process, particularly women, fledgling sailors just starting out, and families with children.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Practical Encyclopedia of Sailing

The Practical Encyclopedia of Sailing

The ultimate how-to reference book for sailors of all ages and all levels of ability, from choosing the right boat to high-performance racing, shown in over 800 step-by-step photographs and diagrams.

Author: Jeremy Evans

Publisher: Anness Pub Limited

ISBN: 0754824446

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 534

This text covers dinghy sailing for beginners; examines high performance dinghies and catamarans with an emphasis on launching, rigging, tacking and gybing, and capsize and rescue; and examines yacht cruising and racing.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Science of Sailing A complete guide to the physics of sailing and the naval architecture governing the performance of sailing yachts

The Science of Sailing  A complete guide to the physics of sailing and the naval architecture governing the performance of sailing yachts

By this time however recreational sailing, and sailing as a sport, had become
more common, not just a pastime of the wealthy. This has now led to a totally new
industry - the industry associated with the design, building, and maintenance, ...

Author: Peter van Oossanen

Publisher: Van Oossanen Academy Publishers

ISBN: 9789082768206

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 808

''The Science of Sailing'', met als ondertitel ''A Complete Guide to the Physics of Sailing and the Naval Architecture Governing the Performance of Sailing Yachts'' betreft een serie boeken over de wetenschap van het zeilen en het ontwerp en het gedrag van zeilende vaartuigen. Het eerste deel met als aparte titel '' The Attainable Speed Under Sail'' behandeld, naast veel basiskennis, de snelheid van diverse typen zeilende vaartuigen (voornamelijk kleine en grote zeiljachten). De basis daarvan is een wiskundig model dat de krachten op de zeilen en op de onderwater romp, kiel en roer in rekening brengt.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Sailing Lifestyle

The Sailing Lifestyle

Surveys the basic sailing equipment, explains how to sail a boat, and offers tips on living comfortably on a sailboat

Author: John Rousmaniere

Publisher: Fireside

ISBN: 0671659448

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 319

View: 671

Surveys the basic sailing equipment, explains how to sail a boat, and offers tips on living comfortably on a sailboat
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A Color Guide to Sailing

A Color Guide to Sailing

Whether you sail on the lake, sea, or river, this is a comprehensive and instructive book.

Author: Barry Pickthall

Publisher: Book Sales

ISBN: 0890092893

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 63

View: 945

Whether you sail on the lake, sea, or river, this is a comprehensive and instructive book.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sailing America

Sailing America

Author: Larry Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: 091516096X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 181

View: 726

Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sailing the Seas

Sailing the Seas

From short sailing trips with friends to longer cruises along coastlines or across the oceans, this book celebrates the nautical way of life. Since the dawn of time, exploring the world by boat has been seen as the pinnacle of freedom.

Author: Sailing Collective

Publisher: Gestalten

ISBN: 3899559975

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 407

From short sailing trips with friends to longer cruises along coastlines or across the oceans, this book celebrates the nautical way of life. Since the dawn of time, exploring the world by boat has been seen as the pinnacle of freedom. And what may often have seemed an impossible dream is now within reach, thanks to businesses offering boats for hire and specialist companies organizing trips that give people the opportunity to live that dream for a few weeks. Sailing the Seas will take readers on a series on adventures across the globe, from the coast of the US down to the Caribbean, through classic Mediterranean voyages and of trips in far-flung locations such as Thailand and French Polynesia. Presenting a fresh, younger side of sailing, this volume reveals the sights, sounds, tastes, and experiences that can be had on board a boat.
Categories: Travel

Royce s SAILING ILLUSTRATED CALSSROOM GUIDE

Royce s SAILING ILLUSTRATED CALSSROOM GUIDE

sailing illustrated GUIDE The RUDDERLESS SAILING SURFBOARD . climbing
aboard wind uphaul We have enjoyed the antics of local sailing surfboarders for
several years since less than 100 yards across the bay from our slip is a sandy ...

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Publisher: ProStar Publications

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The Complete Beginner s Guide to Sailing

The Complete Beginner s Guide to Sailing

An easy-to-understand guide to sailing, covering what makes a sailboat, types of sails, hulls, rigging and anchors, reading the weather, rules of the road, aids to navigation, safety rules, and boat maintenance.

Author: A. H. Drummond

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: 038509356X

Category: Sailing

Page: 221

View: 742

An easy-to-understand guide to sailing, covering what makes a sailboat, types of sails, hulls, rigging and anchors, reading the weather, rules of the road, aids to navigation, safety rules, and boat maintenance.
Categories: Sailing