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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.



Cruising Fundamentals

Cruising Fundamentals Author Harry Munns
ISBN-10 0877423342
Release 1991
Pages 127
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Offers advice on sailing skills, safety equipment, the mechanical operation of the boat, navigation, emergency procedures, troubleshooting, and marine etiquette.



Sailing

Sailing Author Dave Franzel
ISBN-10 9781493029815
Release 2017-12-31
Pages 168
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With Sailing: The Basics, acclaimed teacher and racer Dave Franzel moves you quickly from book to boat. It is his firm conviction that the best and most effective way to learn to sail is to be out on the water. Accordingly, he treats the theory of sailing in a straightforward, no-nonsense fashion—just the way he’s done so successfully for decades at his Boston Sailing Center, and more recently, his St. Thomas Sailing Center. The essential information in this book is comprehensive, effectively reinforced, and clarified with more than 100 excellent line drawings. New to this edition is a discussion of advances in electronic navigation and weather apps. Also new is a section on the use of asymmetrical spinnakers. Sailing: The Basics is exactly what it says it is. After studying this book, you’ll understand the fundamental concepts well enough to be confident of your abilities when you board your boat for the first time. You’ll learn how to sail on and off moorings and docks, how to trim the sails, and how to balance the boat properly. You will be introduced to the rules of the road, anchoring, navigation, spinnaker sailing, heavy-weather sailing, and basic seamanship. In short, you’ll have all the keys to a successful, fun, and safe time under sail.



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.



Iceboating

Iceboating Author Natalie Levy
ISBN-10 PSU:000016155350
Release 1978
Pages 180
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Iceboating has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Iceboating also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Iceboating book for free.



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.



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.



Multihull Cruising Fundamentals

Multihull Cruising Fundamentals Author Rick White
ISBN-10 007001633X
Release 1997
Pages 119
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Multihulls offer sailors expansive comfort, impressive speed, precise maneuverability, and, in the case of trailerables, easy storage and transportability. No wonder boat buyers and charter clients have begun migrating toward cats and tris in unprecedented numbers. Multihull Cruising Fundamentalstaps into the essence of multihull sailing and gives readers a clear and concise analysis of these largely unfamiliar boats. Chapters one through four provide the skills sailors need to get trailerable multihulls safely into the water, rigged and sailing. Larger, cruising catamarans and their unique sailing and handling needs are addressed in chapters five through eight. The material in this book was developed by the American Sailing Association's Multihull Committee for use in classes throughout North America. Students will learn quickly and efficiently fromMultihull Cruising Fundamentals' "no nonsense," step-by-step format. The knowledge and skills found in this text will prepare sailors to more fully enjoy the most forward-looking boats on today's pleasure boat market.



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!



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.



Sailing Skills Seamanship BOOK

Sailing Skills   Seamanship  BOOK Author United States. Coast Guard Auxiliary
ISBN-10 9780071470292
Release 2007-08-30
Pages 454
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Since 1978, Sailing Skills & Seamanship has been the required manual for students in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's esteemed sail-training programs. This is the first time this exclusive handbook has become available for every beginning and intermediate sailor. It is a thorough introduction to recreational sailing fundamentals, from choosing the right sailboat to knowing the rules of the nautical road and everything in between.



The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship Author John Rousmaniere
ISBN-10 9781451650242
Release 2014-01-07
Pages 416
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Completely revised and updated to address changes in technology, this new edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing. Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has set the standard by which other books on sailing are measured. Used throughout America as a textbook in sailing schools and Power Squadrons, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship thoroughly and clearly covers the fundamental and advanced skills of modern sailing. This edition of Annapolis is a major overhaul. Over half the book has been revised; old topics and features have been updated, and many new ones have been introduced. The design has been modernized, and many color illustrations have been added. As big and detailed as Annapolis is, the wealth of technical information (including dozens of step-by-step instructions) is presented here in a way that is uniquely readable; it's both useful and easy to use. This is because John Rousmaniere and artist Mark Smith bring to Annapolis decades of experience both as sailors and as professional communicators. Annapolis emphasizes the standard skills and proven methods that eliminate error and confusion, ensure security in emergencies, and allow every sailor more time for enjoyment on the water. Much has changed on the water since 1983 when this book was originally published. Black buoys are now green, the Global Positioning Satellite navigation system (GPS) is almost universally used, new types of anchors and sails have appeared, safety skills and gear are vastly improved, many more women are commanding boats, and catamarans and trimarans are common where only monohulls used to sail. But for all these modern developments, the basic skills and spirit of sailing have not changed at all. Sail trimming, keeping up steerageway, maintaining the dead reckoning plot, heaving-to -- these fundamentals are as important now as ever and receive much attention here. Among the innovations in this edition are: * Basic skills in early chapters: Fundamental sailing and boat-handling skills and gear, which are introduced in chapters 1, 2, and 3. * "Hands On" segments: Three dozen special sections, each devoted to a particular seamanship problem and an expert solution. * More how-to tips: Additional rules of thumb that guide a crew quickly and successfully through seamanship problems. * New coverage of multihulls: Advice on evaluating, anchoring, and handling catamarans and trimarans under sail (including in storms). * More on emergencies: New material on emergencies, safety, and heavy-weather sailing, including a section on preparing a docked boat for a hurricane. * Equipment updates: Expanded coverage of the use and care of modern gear and hardware, including radar, GPS, rescue devices, and asymmetrical spinnakers. * Terminology: Full definition and illustration of major terms when they're first introduced, with alternative language provided in parentheses. * Gender: The use of feminine personal pronouns, which reflect the fact that more women are captaining and sailing boats than ever before. From navigation and seamanship to boat and gear maintenance, from pleasure cruising to heavy-weather sailing, here is the definitive, state-of-the-art guide that provides systematic step-by-step techniques to see you through every situation on deck and in the cockpit.



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



Before the Wind

Before the Wind Author Jim Lynch
ISBN-10 9780307958990
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 304
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Following The Highest Tide, Border Songs, and Truth Like the Sun, Jim Lynch now gives us a grand and idiosyncratic family saga that will stand alongside Ken Kesey’s Sometimes a Great Notion. Joshua Johannssen has spent all of his life surrounded by sailboats. His grandfather designed them, his father built and raced them, his Einstein-obsessed mother knows why and how they work (or not). For Josh and his two siblings, their backyard was the Puget Sound and sailing their DNA. But both his sister and brother fled many years ago: Ruby to Africa and elsewhere to do good works on land, and Bernard to god-knows-where at sea, a fugitive and pirate. Suddenly thirty-one, Josh—who repairs boats of all kinds in a Steinbeckian marina south of Seattle—is pained and confused by whatever the hell went wrong with his volatile family. His parents are barely speaking, his mystified grandfather is drinking harder, and he himself—despite an endless and comic flurry of online dates—hasn’t even come close to finding a girlfriend. But when the Johannssens unexpectedly reunite for the most important race in these waters—all of them together on a classic vessel they made decades ago—they will be carried to destinies both individual and collective, and to a heart-shattering revelation. Past and present merge seamlessly and collide surprisingly as Jim Lynch reveals a family unlike any other, with the grace and humor and magic of a master storyteller. From the Hardcover edition.



Teaching Fundamentals for Sailing Instructors

Teaching Fundamentals for Sailing Instructors Author United States Sailing Association
ISBN-10 1938915003
Release 2012
Pages
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Gary Jobson

Gary Jobson Author Gary Jobson
ISBN-10 9781936749379
Release 2011-05-01
Pages 296
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For Gary Jobson—the three-time All American sailor, America’s Cup winner, Fastnet Race winner, and ESPN sailing commentator since 1985—sailing is life. In 2003, he was diagnosed with lymphoma, and here he relays the tumultuous diagnosis and treatments endured before the cancer went into remission. Through remission he remembers how his life has intertwined with some of the greatest sailors, how the sport has changed since his childhood, how the public view of sailing went through a revolutionary change with the advent of ESPN, how sailing can create lasting bonds of friendship that endure, and how sailing offers everything from the highest of adventures to the simplest of pleasures. This uplifting memoir also includes a foreword by Ted Turner.



Fundamentals of Sailing Cruising and Racing

Fundamentals of Sailing  Cruising  and Racing Author Stephen Colgate
ISBN-10 0393038114
Release 1996
Pages 384
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Presents simple, systematic explanations of basic seamanship, navigational techniques, and competitive tactics, and describes crew duties in racing and cruising situations