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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!



Sailing

Sailing Author Dave Franzel
ISBN-10 9781493029815
Release 2018-01-15
Pages 168
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Quickly and easily master the sailing fundamentals you'll need to get out on the water.



Sailing Fundamentals

Sailing Fundamentals Author Gary Jobson
ISBN-10 1439136785
Release 2008-09-08
Pages 224
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The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, with over 150 line drawings and photographs. Written by America’s foremost instructional authority, the new edition of Sailing Fundamentals combines the training programs of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association, it is also used in the programs of many yacht clubs, colleges, and sailing groups. Unlike most introductory sailing books, which reflect the biases and idiosyncrasies of their authors, Sailing Fundamentals has been extensively pretested by ASA professional instructors to ensure that it offers the fastest, easiest, most systematic way to learn basic sailing and basic coastal cruising. This book covers every aspect of beginning sailing—from hoisting sail to docking and anchoring—and specifically prepares the learner to qualify for sailing certification according to international standards. Widely acclaimed author Gary Jobson has won several major races, including the 1977 America’s Cup victory as tactician aboard Courageous. He was head sailing coach at the US Naval Academy, and has conducted sailing clinics across the country.



Things I Wish I d Known Before I Started Sailing

Things I Wish I d Known Before I Started Sailing Author John Vigor
ISBN-10 1574092111
Release 2005
Pages 187
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Approachable, informative and entertaining, John Vigor writes an alphabetical reference that shares the wealth of his experience and helps sailors new and old avoid unfortunate mistakes aboard their vessel. Fun to browse and easy to search.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Sailing

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Sailing Author Diane Selkirk
ISBN-10 9781615643257
Release 2013-03-05
Pages 288
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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



Peter Isler s Little Blue Book of Sailing Secrets

Peter Isler s Little Blue Book of Sailing Secrets Author Peter Isler
ISBN-10 0470950870
Release 2011-02-16
Pages 192
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From one of the world's most respected sailors-the knowledge and secrets every sailor needs Peter Isler, two-time America's Cup winner, has sailed in and won hundreds of races over the last forty years. In that time, he has acquired a vast array of knowledge about sailing techniques and tactics, not to mention a boatload or two of entertaining stories along the way. In this book, he brings them all together into a single guide to help you make the most of your time on the water, whether you're going for a leisurely sail with friends or competing to win. Filled with tips and secrets every sailor craves, from the international competitor to the weekend dinghy sailor Includes wisdom and advice gleaned from Peter's time spent sailing with top international sailors, from America's Cup veterans Ted Turner, Dennis Conner and Russell Coutts to and three-time Olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie Covers a range of important sailing topics, including understanding the inner game, leading a team, reading the wind, preparing your boat (and yourself), and much more Filled with information that will help you become a better sailor, Peter Isler's Little Blue Book of Sailing Secrets is an invaluable source of guidance you'll rely on every time you set sail.



Sailing Made Easy

Sailing Made Easy Author The American Sailing Association ASA
ISBN-10 098210250X
Release 2010-02-01
Pages 120
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Covers navigating, anchoring, heavy weather sailing, launching, and mooring.



Catamaran Sailing

Catamaran Sailing Author Phil Berman
ISBN-10 039331880X
Release 1999
Pages 219
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The classic guide to catamarans, updated to bring readers the latest for everyman's sailboat.



Sail Trim

Sail Trim Author Peter Hahne
ISBN-10 9781408123386
Release 2010-08-04
Pages 128
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Explains the art of good sail trim with the aid of superb colour diagrams and photographs.



The Complete Sailing Manual 4th Edition

The Complete Sailing Manual  4th Edition Author Steve Sleight
ISBN-10 9781465467133
Release 2017-06-06
Pages 448
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An essential reference book for sailing enthusiasts, now in its fourth edition with a foreword by quadruple Olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie. Learn the basics of sailing, master navigation, and maintain your boat with The Complete Sailing Manual, written by instructor and former British national champion Steve Sleight. This authoritative text has clear, annotated diagrams and photographs that answer questions about any sailing situation with thorough coverage of all aspects of sailing and boat ownership. Look up how to rig a dinghy, tie basic knots, or save someone who fell overboard. Revised and updated to include the latest developments in equipment, safety, and activities, including foiling, long-distance cruising, and high-speed, apparent wind-sailing, and newest technology such as modern performance systems and electronic navigation. All rules, regulations, and best practices are also up to date. From the novice to the experienced sailor, The Complete Sailing Manual is the perfect book for anyone interested in sailing.



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.



Power Boating For Dummies

Power Boating For Dummies Author Randy Vance
ISBN-10 0470486910
Release 2009-04-13
Pages 384
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Power Boating For Dummies is a guide to power boating for both new and experienced boaters. It advises readers of necessary boating supplies, safety concerns and equipment, accessories, and includes locations of boating facilities, and how to safely pilot the ship.



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 Author Diane Goodman
ISBN-10 0070240140
Release 1994-04-22
Pages 208
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Covers rigging, safety precautions, steering, trimming the sails, jibing, tacking, heeling, emergency procedures, and docking



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.



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)



Rev Pap Basic Sailing

Rev Pap Basic Sailing Author M. B. George
ISBN-10 0688035671
Release 1984-06-22
Pages 112
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Provides a basic course in the sport of sailing that might prove useful to the experienced yachtsman as well as the novice



The Handbook of Sailing

The Handbook of Sailing Author Bob Bond
ISBN-10 9780679740636
Release 1992
Pages 352
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A guide to all aspects of sailing discusses choosing a sailboat, equipment, basic and advanced seamanship, cruising, navigation, meteorology, and safety