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Fast Track to Sailing

Fast Track to Sailing Author Steve Colgate
ISBN-10 0071615202
Release 2009-02-06
Pages 128
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The learn-to-sail book for when you are in a hurry to gain your sea legs At the Offshore Sailing School, the Colgates have taught more than 100,000 adults how to sail. Now they are making their proven instructional methods available to you so you can fulfill your sailing dreams in little time. Though designed around three days of intensive instruction, the book adapts easily to any learning pace. You can master the fundamentals in three days--or over a summer of leisurely sailing.



Fast Track to Cruising

Fast Track to Cruising Author Steve Colgate
ISBN-10 9780071778794
Release 2004-12-10
Pages 256
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Learn how to handle a cruising sailboat in as little as seven days—even if you’ve never sailed before! Who says you have to be an experienced daysailor before you can think about cruising? Steve and Doris Colgate know that most of us don’t have that kind of time. At the Offshore Sailing School, the Colgates have helped more than 100,000 adults—three-quarters of whom started as beginning sailors or complete newcomers--take the helm of a midsize cruising sailboat. Now Fast Track to Cruising offers these proven instructional methods to all aspiring sailors with big dreams and little time. This is the very first guide that teaches sailing and cruising together, taking you from your first sail to independent cruising in one leap. You can make that leap in as little as seven days—as in the Colgates’ “Fast Track to Cruising” course—or you can get there at a more leisurely pace. Either way, no other book will take you from your first tacking or docking maneuver to a mastery of navigation and diesel engines as efficiently as this one. "America's most experienced sailing instructors present a thorough and easy to understand look at cruising. Leisure time is precious. Safety is paramount. The Colgates will help you maximize your time on the water."--Gary Jobson, ESPN's lead sailing analyst and editor at large for Cruising World and Sailing World “Doris and Steve Colgate understand that people want to reach their sailing goals as quickly as possible and they've built the excellent Fast Track program to accomplish it.”--Bernadette Bernon, former editorial director of Cruising World magazine "Together Steve and Doris Colgate have been teaching beginners to sail for over half a century. In Fast Track to Cruising they have included every concept and procedure you need to get yourself from a want-to-be sailor to one who is knowledgeable and competent to take the helm--with confidence and a smile."--Charles Mason, Executive Editor, SAIL magazine



Performance Sailing and Racing

Performance Sailing and Racing Author Steve Colgate
ISBN-10 9780071793452
Release 2012-04-20
Pages 128
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From a racing master, all the knowledge you need to make your boat go faster and safer in any condition In Performance Sailing and Racing, Steve Colgate explains how to improve your sailing and push your boat to higher but safer speeds. He shows you how get your boat to perform as it was designed--with grace and an ease of motion--and to sail at a fast speed that can get you out of situations more quickly and arrive at your destination sooner. Used as one of the text books at the many branches of the Colgate Sailing School, Performance Sailing and Racing will help you get started in racing and improve as you learn. Even veteran sailors will pick up some new tips and tricks to becoming a successful racer. End-of-chapter quizzes reinforce what you learn so you can use your knowledge confidently on the water. Sail faster and smarter: Get the picture with clear, colorful photos and graphics Master vital topics relating to boat speed--sail trim, sheet lead angles, steering differences in light and heavy air Learn even those daunting topics, including using a spinnaker and understanding polar diagrams With this master teacher's wisdom on all the factors that make your boat sail better, you'll win the next race or just blow past the other boats in the outer harbor.



Steve Colgate on Sailing

Steve Colgate on Sailing Author Stephen Colgate
ISBN-10 0393029034
Release 1990-10-02
Pages 352
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The what, how, why and when of sailing, cruising, and racing by the head of the famous Colgate Offshore Sailing Schools.



Fundamentals of Sailing Cruising and Racing

Fundamentals of Sailing  Cruising  and Racing Author Stephen Colgate
ISBN-10 0393032159
Release 1978
Pages 380
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Fundamentals of Sailing Cruising and Racing has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Fundamentals of Sailing Cruising and Racing also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Fundamentals of Sailing Cruising and Racing book for free.



Colgate s Basic Sailing Theory

Colgate s Basic Sailing Theory Author
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Release 1973
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Colgate s Basic Sailing Theory has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Colgate s Basic Sailing Theory also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Colgate s Basic Sailing Theory book for free.



An Introduction to Sailing

An Introduction to Sailing Author Peter Blake
ISBN-10 0924486546
Release 1993-01
Pages 128
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In this beautiful and practical book, one of the world's foremost sailors, Peter Blake, now head of the Cousteau Society, tells you all you need to know about the basics of sailing.



Fast Handling Technique

Fast Handling Technique Author Frank Bethwaite
ISBN-10 9781408155936
Release 2013-05-12
Pages 176
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From the author of the bestselling High Performance Sailing and Higher Performance Sailing comes the first scientific analysis of what makes fast sailors fast. Eschewing the idea that luck or innate talent are the keys to success, Frank Bethwaite shows how knowledge truly is power. Making use of video cameras aligned to GPS read-outs to track the fastest racers, he meticulously analyses what winners do and how they do it, to show the rest of us how to get the best out of a racing craft. Frank Bethwaite's previous books were groundbreaking bibles that applied scientific theories to how sails and hulls interact with wind and water to influence boat speed. But whilst they applied scientific theories to boat construction, they didn't apply science to practical boat handling. This book fills that gap, and then goes further. Budding racers of all levels will welcomethis unique book as a godsend. It will inform, instruct and enable them toemploy the techniques (and timing) of the most successful racers, and make racingmore competitive for participants, and more exciting for those of us watching.



Sailing A Woman s Guide

Sailing  A Woman s Guide Author Doris Colgate
ISBN-10 0070067201
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 176
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"Doris Colgate knows what women want. Well-known as a sailing role model and a confident yet gentle teacher, she writes with clarity on even the most complex sailing concepts, as well as answering often-asked questions on the safety, comfort, and social sides of sailing. Sailing: A Woman's Guide pulls it all together for the beginning sailor. Finally, an excellent book for women that both teaches and motivates. Bravo, Doris. You've opened up the sport." --Bernadette Peters, editorial director, Cruising World "It took a person with her fingers on the pulse of women aspiring to sail to write this book, and that person is clearly Doris Colgate. Sailing: A Woman's Guide is as much a source book as empowerment to women the world over desiring to become sailors." --Micca Leffingwell Hutchins, editor of SailNet "An excellent introduction to the sport of sailing. It will undoubtedly encourage many women to try this challenging, noncontact activity while enjoying the great outdoors."--Betsy Alison, Four-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year "This new series is designed to teach outdoor skills to women in the way they learn. . . . Women of all ages describe how they overcame obstacles, what they enjoyed most, or just how they felt about undertaking a new activity . . . extremely well done and appealing." --Library Journal (starred review)



Sail

Sail Author James Patterson
ISBN-10 0316032506
Release 2008-06-09
Pages 400
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Since the death of her husband, Anne Dunne and her three children have struggled in every way. In a last ditch effort to save the family, Anne plans an elaborate sailing vacation to bring everyone together once again. But only an hour out of port, everything is going wrong. The teenage daughter, Carrie, is planning to drown herself. The teenage son, Mark, is high on drugs and ten-year-old Ernie is nearly catatonic. This is the worst vacation ever. Anne manages to pull things together bit by bit, but just as they begin feeling like a family again, something catastrophic happens. Survival may be the least of their concerns. Written with the blistering pace and shocking twists that only James Patterson can master, SAIL takes "Lost" and "Survivor" to a new level of terror.



Sailing with Scoundrels and Kings

Sailing with Scoundrels and Kings Author John Jourdane
ISBN-10 0963189611
Release 2005-12-01
Pages 286
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Hop aboard for a wild sail across the oceans of the world with John Jourdane. This book chronicles 45 years of John's life sailing with oceans of the world. Travel from sailing sabots in California to sailing with Kings in Europe; from sailing the trade winds of Hawaii and Tahiti to racing around the world in the icy Roaring Forties near Antarctica; from cruising the beautiful atolls of Micronesia to visiting the wild game parks of South Africa. John is one of the world's most experienced offshore sailors, having sailed over 300,000 miles. He has crossed the Pacific Ocean 47 times, the Atlantic 12 times, and has circumnavigated the world 3 times, including 2 Whitbread Round the World Races. If you have an ounce of saltwater in your blood, you will love this book.



Sailing For Dummies

Sailing For Dummies Author J. J. Isler
ISBN-10 1118052919
Release 2011-03-03
Pages 432
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Interested in learning to sail but feel like you’re navigating in murky waters? Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition introduces the basics of sailing, looks at the different types of sailboats and their basic parts, and teaches you everything you need to know before you leave the dock. In Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition, two U.S. sailing champions show you how to: Find and choose a sailing school Use life jackets correctly Tie ten nautical knots Handle sailing emergencies (such as capsizing and rescuing a man overboard) Launch your boat from a trailer, ramp, or beach Get your boat from point A to point B (and back again) Predict and respond to water and wind conditions Read charts, plot your course, use a compass, and find your position at sea Sailing for Dummies shows you that getting out on the water is easier than you think. The authors keep the sailor-speak to a minimum where possible, but give you a grasp of the terminology you need to safely and effectively communicate with your crew. A textbook, user’s manual, and reference all in one, this book takes the intimidation out of sailing and gives you the skills and confidence you need to get your feet wet and become the sailing pro you’ve always wanted to be. Anchors away!



How to Sail Around the World

How to Sail Around the World Author Hal Roth
ISBN-10 0071778721
Release 2003-10-20
Pages 480
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A new classic from one of the world's most respected sailing authors More than 35 years ago, Hal Roth quit his job as a journalist and went sailing. Since then, he's logged more than 200,000 sea miles. Along the way, Roth also has authored eight voyaging classics, including the 1978 bestseller After 50,000 Miles. Taking that book as its starting point, this handsome new volume incorporates the new technologies and discoveries of the last quarter century along with another 150,000 miles of experience. A compendium of mature, time-tested sea wisdom from one of the world's most respected sailing writers, How to Sail Around the World will tell the reader: How to choose and equip a sailboat for long-distance cruising, with an emphasis on simplicity and a modest budget How to plan and conduct a voyage anywhere in the world How to master the arts of navigation, anchoring, and daily life aboard in exotic places How to cope with storms at sea--the most complete and authoritative treatise on this critical topic ever published



Classic Guide to Sailing

Classic Guide to Sailing Author E.F Knight
ISBN-10 9781445642161
Release 2014-07-09
Pages 224
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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.



Your First Sailboat

Your First Sailboat Author Daniel Spurr
ISBN-10 0071778772
Release 2004-07-02
Pages 288
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The Comprehensive Sailing Start-Up Resource Can a keelboat tip over? Can I take a centerboard boat onto open water? How can I determine what boat I want? Once I do, what’s a fair price to pay for it? Should I buy it new or used? How can I tell the difference between a used boat and one that’s used up? Now that I have it, how can I start sailing quickly and safely? Your First Sailboat is the first book to answer all your questions about selecting, buying, maintaining, and using your first boat. This user-friendly guide covers issues that other books ignore, including how to choose between a trailer sailer, daysailer, raceboat, cruiser, or multihull; what hull material is best for your first boat; whether to buy new or used; where to shop; how to judge quality and condition; where to keep your new boat; and what to do about gear, loans, insurance, and annual maintenance. Special features of this all-in-one handbook include: A descriptive buying guide to 75 recommended sailboats of all types and sizes, from daysailers to racers, cruisers, and multihulls A decision tree to guide you to your ideal starter boat Complete instructions on how to care for and sail your boat as well as how to acquire it Straightforward and fun, Your First Sailboat gives you just what you need to stop asking questions and start sailing. Everything else is optional. Save time. Save money. This book omits everything you don’t need to know.



Learn to Sail Today From Novice to Sailor in One Week

Learn to Sail Today  From Novice to Sailor in One Week Author Barry Lewis
ISBN-10 9780071830898
Release 2016-09-09
Pages 224
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Sail your very first day on the water Learn to Sail Today offers a uniquely fun and quick method for beginners to learn exactly what they need to enter the fun and rewarding world of sailing. Written specifically to engage and reassure the uninitiated, this sailing primer covers the essentials step by step without overwhelming you with intimidating diagrams and long lists of sailboat parts. This simple, intuitive guide uses dozens of informative illustrations along with clear explanations, free from unnecessary jargon, to put you confidently at the helm your very first day on the water. It walks you through everything you need to know to be a responsible sailor, from sail-trim theory and practice, safety, sailing etiquette, inspecting a boat, steering, and docking to sailing to another harbor and buying your first sailboat.



Sarah s Boat

Sarah s Boat Author Douglas Alvord
ISBN-10 0884481182
Release 2001-10-01
Pages 48
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An eleven-year-old girl demonstrates her sailing skills during a Labor Day weekend race.