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Getting Started in Sailboat Racing 2nd Edition

Getting Started in Sailboat Racing  2nd Edition Author Adam Cort
ISBN-10 9780071808279
Release 2013-06-14
Pages 224
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Everything you need to race your way up through the fleet If you sail--even a little--you’ve probably thought about trying your hand at racing. Now you can stop thinking and do it. Getting Started in Sailboat Racing makes this endlessly fascinating lifetime sport accessible to anyone who wants to give it a try, whether you own a sailboat, are hoping to crew, or spectating from a nearby perch. This complete course in racing fundamentals breaks the racing experience down into bite-size pieces, making the process easier to understand and reflecting the leg-by-leg nature of a typical race. With scores of helpful illustrations, this user-friendly manual takes you around the buoys, explaining new rule changes and tactics that apply to each part of the race. You'll learn how to: Execute quick, competitive starts Maximize speed and efficiency on the windward leg Maneuver for position around the windward mark Take full advantage of downwind and reaching legs Handle the spinnaker (even when asymmetrical), and beat the crowd at the jibe and leeward marks Eke out every last bit of speed as you sprint to the finish There are few things in this world more satisfying than racing a sailboat. Get in on the action and find out what you've been missing. All you need is a competitive spirit and a little help from Getting Started in Sailboat Racing. "Cort and Stearns deftly break down racing, from start to finish, into basic elements, making the sport more accessible by giving the novice a strong understanding of the fundamentals . . . this book should be required reading for anyone wanting to get out on the course. The book goes into enough detail on tactics and sail trim to make the average sailor not only comfortable on the racecourse, but competitive, as well." -- SAILING "With Cort and Stearns' enthusiasm for the topic and straightforward advice, it's hard not to read this book without picturing yourself rounding the buoys just ahead of the rest of the fleet." -- Soundings

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!

Modern Sport Ethics A Reference Handbook 2nd Edition

Modern Sport Ethics  A Reference Handbook  2nd Edition Author Angela Lumpkin
ISBN-10 9781440851162
Release 2016-12-12
Pages 396
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The descriptions and examples of unethical behaviors in sport in this book will challenge readers to rethink how they view sport and question whether participating in sport builds character—especially at the youth and amateur levels. • Describes and analyzes key ethical issues, such as cheating, fair play, violence, discriminatory actions, and the use of performance-enhancing drugs, in a single volume • Identifies how ethical problems in sport affect sport in the United States and internationally but also significantly impact society overall • Examines significant events and influential individuals to provide a historical and sociological context for understanding how and why individuals behave unethically in sport • Provides a wealth of information and resources that describe how poor behaviors of athletes, coaches, and parents in sport can be changed through educational interventions and a reemphasis on values like integrity

Reeds Maritime Flag Handbook 2nd edition

Reeds Maritime Flag Handbook 2nd edition Author Miranda Delmar-Morgan
ISBN-10 9781472921444
Release 2015-09-10
Pages 160
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The use of flags afloat and in most maritime situations is of interest and relevance to anyone going to sea whether for commerce or pleasure. This handy pocket-sized guide, now revised for its second edition, is the perfect on-board reference to the maritime flags of the world and their usage. It includes: - national maritime flags - special ensigns - yacht club burgees - signal flags - flag etiquette and usage Anyone who has ever put to sea wondering about the different types of flag, how they are made up and the dos and don'ts as well as traditions and myths of flying flags should find this a fascinating and useful handbook.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Creative Writing 2nd edition

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Creative Writing  2nd edition Author Laurie Rozakis
ISBN-10 9781615644643
Release 2004-06-01
Pages 384
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A creative writing class in a book -REVISED. Major revisions take this popular Complete Idiot's Guide to a new level, offering readers a better way to unlock their creativity from the first page. Exercises help them explore their talents and experiment with different genres and forms of writing, including short stories, narrative fiction, memoirs, magazine articles, poetry, drama, blogging, and freewriting.

Titanium Ebay 2nd Edition

Titanium Ebay  2nd Edition Author Skip McGrath
ISBN-10 9781101028919
Release 2009-04-07
Pages 576
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How to make it to the online big time! Titanium eBay® is for everyone who aspires to reach the highest level of success within eBay®, whether they've been selling for years or whether they're just starting out but have ambitious plans for their business. With 60 chapters that leave no stone unturned, this is truly the business bible for eBay® PowerSellers. ? eBay® ended 2007 with over $8.7 billion in gross merchandise sales ? There are 212 million global registered eBay® users operating across 23 international eBay® sites, twice as many as in 2004 ? There are approximately 720,000 PowerSellers on eBay® who make a living selling merchandise through eBay®.

Team Racing for Sailboats

Team Racing for Sailboats Author Steve Tylecote
ISBN-10 1898660859
Release 2002-05-08
Pages 128
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Team Racing is a sailing match between two teams with 3 boats in each team. It is a sport in its own right, is fun, and is an excellent way to improve your boathandling and tactics in other forms of racing. The tactics are very interesting – rather like chess at sea. The manoeuvres are fierce. This book describes those tactics and the way the rules influence those tactics. This second edition fully updates to take into account the new 2001-2004 rules

The Insiders Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess 2nd Edition

The Insiders  Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess 2nd Edition Author Julie Perry
ISBN-10 9781614487869
Release 2013-08-01
Pages 368
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Welcome to the World of the Rich and Famous. . .Travel, Adventure, and Multi-Million-Dollar Yachts: Part how-to guide, part travelogue, The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess: Confessions from My Years Afloat with the Rich and Famous not only outlines the step-by-step process to getting a job on a luxury yacht, it also reveals what life is really like aboard these oceangoing toys of mankind’s most affluent. Packed with anecdotal stories from her time on the high seas, catering to some of the most demanding guests in the world, Julie Perry’s account of life “below deck” on a megaa-yacht is informative and humorous.

The Sailing Bible

The Sailing Bible Author Jeremy Evans
ISBN-10 9781472949554
Release 2018-06-28
Pages 400
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The Sailing Bible is the complete, hands-on manual packed with detailed step-by-step diagrams, lively action photos, and helpful advice on getting the most out of your sailing at whatever level. Whether you are a dinghy or yacht sailor just learning the basics or wanting tips on sailing with the best, this is the book that will give you all the answers you are looking for. It's all in here! -What type of dinghy or yacht? -Cruising and racing -Launching, helming and capsizing -Mastering the trapeze -Sailing with a spinnaker -Managing a crew -Reading the weather -Racing techniques and tactics -Buoyage, tides, charts and navigation -Anchoring and marina berthing -Knots, ropes and flags -Boat etiquette and seamanship -Rules of the road, safety and emergencies -Boat maintenance and repair and much more... This second edition has been revised throughout and brought completely up-to-date, including new techniques and new approaches to navigation, first aid and berthing. 'It's a beautifully designed book, with glossy photos, diagrams and clear text, and a great read whether you're just starting out or looking to improve your skills' Practical Boat Owner 'Lavishly illustrated, sharp photography ... a first-class introductory text' Yachting Monthly

The Channel pilot Pt 1 2nd ed With Suppl and Admiralty notices to mariners

The Channel pilot  Pt  1  2nd  ed   With  Suppl   and  Admiralty notices to mariners Author
ISBN-10 OXFORD:600016656
Release 1863
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The Channel pilot Pt 1 2nd ed With Suppl and Admiralty notices to mariners has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Channel pilot Pt 1 2nd ed With Suppl and Admiralty notices to mariners also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Channel pilot Pt 1 2nd ed With Suppl and Admiralty notices to mariners book for free.

The old dominion 2nd ed

The old dominion  2nd ed Author George Payne R. James
ISBN-10 OXFORD:600052759
Release 1858
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The old dominion 2nd ed has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The old dominion 2nd ed also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The old dominion 2nd ed book for free.

Hand Reef and Steer 2nd edition

Hand  Reef and Steer 2nd edition Author Tom Cunliffe
ISBN-10 9781472925886
Release 2016-07-14
Pages 208
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In Hand, Reef & Steer - winner of the Best Book of the Sea Award - Tom explains the different sailing characteristics of classic craft and shares his grasp of the special skills required to handle them. He describes how to handle heavy loads using tackles rather than winches and reveals the mysteries of making the boat work for you rather than fighting with her gear. He shares step by step advice on setting up the rig; sail handling skills (hoisting, setting and reefing) heavy and light air sailing; manouevring a long-keel boat; losing way, scandalizing and steering with sails, topsails, watersails, single-luff spinnakers and fisherman staysails; and much, much more. Hand, Reef & Steer, with its wonderful watercolour drawings and atmospheric photos, will delight all who love the unique character and grace of classic craft. 'Superb' Cruising 'A delightful book' WoodenBoat

The Practical Mariner s Book of Knowledge 2nd Edition

The Practical Mariner s Book of Knowledge  2nd Edition Author John Vigor
ISBN-10 9780071808293
Release 2013-03-08
Pages 288
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Is this an entertaining book? The Practical Mariner’s Book of Knowledge is either the most useful boating book ever designed to entertain or the most entertaining book ever designed to be useful. In its alphabetical organization that juxtaposes wildly disparate entries, you can read about the derivation of fi gureheads where you turned to for recommended thicknesses of fiberglass hulls. In between the whimsy, however, is the essence of centuries of seafaring experience distilled into a concise reference for sailors and powerboaters. There may be no substitute for a lifetime of experience, but this book is the next best thing. It should be kept at the navigation station and on every boat. Inside you will find information that is otherwise scattered through dozens of volumes. If you can't find what you want quickly from the table of contents, there's an exhaustive subject index. If you need more precise data than a rule of thumb can provide, you may very well find it among the 16 appendix tables, which are also indexed. You'll find rules of thumb for: Changing a boat's name Towing the safest way Burial at sea Preventing wood rot Hull thickness Anchoring rights Jib size Curing mast vibration Time taken for boat tasks Survival rations And a lot more: open it up and get lost in the sage advice and witty wisdom that will make you long for the sea. "The perfect, practical gift to give or receive." -- The Ensign ". . . reads like a lively conversation with a friendly, seasoned pro." -- Lakeland Boating

The Pocket Idiot s Guide to Italian Phrases 2nd Edition

The Pocket Idiot s Guide to Italian Phrases  2nd Edition Author Gabrielle Euvino
ISBN-10 9781440650925
Release 2005-07-05
Pages 208
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The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Italian Phrases, Second Edition, is truly the only Italian phrasebook readers will ever need. It employs language-immersion principles similar to 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Italian', a distinctly unique approach in Gabrille Euvino's books. Now with more phrases than ever, it also includes extensive word lists and verb charts. Nearly five million Americans travel to Italy for business and pleasure each year. Completely revised and updated with the most current Italian idioms and phrases. New, streamlined grammar and pronunciation sections for easier, more effective use. Includes tips about Italian culture and dialects, and a clear, practical map of Italy.

Self Sufficient Sailor

Self Sufficient Sailor Author Larry Pardey
ISBN-10 9780964603677
Release 1997-06-01
Pages 317
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"The essential book for the independent sailor--a distillation of what the Pardeys have learned in their years of voyaging in their famous Seraffyn and Taleisin."--Cover.

Sacred Places North America

Sacred Places North America Author Brad Olsen
ISBN-10 9781888729139
Release 2008
Pages 408
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This revised and updated comprehensive travel guide examines North America's most sacred sites for spiritually attuned explorers. It includes detailed maps, drawings, and travel directions to important archaeological, geological, and historical destinations from coast to coast.

Hints on boat sailing and racing

Hints on boat sailing and racing Author Charles Cooper Penrose Fitz-Gerald
ISBN-10 OXFORD:600076810
Release 1882
Pages 74
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Hints on boat sailing and racing has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Hints on boat sailing and racing also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Hints on boat sailing and racing book for free.