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Singlehanded Sailing

Singlehanded Sailing Author Andrew Evans
ISBN-10 9780071836548
Release 2014-09-05
Pages 256
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"It takes thousands of hours of sailing to get the kind of knowledge contained in this book." -- from the Foreword by Bruce Schwab The ONLY bible for how to sail your boat fast, safe, and alone Solo sailing is within any sailor's grasp with a little forethought--and this essential guide. Got a 35-foot sailboat? No problem. Is the wind blowing 20 knots? No problem. Are you racing offshore overnight? Even better. Singlehander Andrew Evans learned the hard way how to sail and race alone--with lots of mishaps, including broaches and a near tumbling over a waterfall--and in Singlehanded Sailing he shares the techniques, tips, and tactics he has developed to make his solo sailing adventures safe and enriching. Learn everything you need to know to meet any solo challenge, including: Managing the power consumption aboard a boat to feed the electric autopilot Setting and gybing a spinnaker Finding time to sleep Dealing with heavy weather



Yachting Monthly s Expert Sailing Skills

Yachting Monthly s Expert Sailing Skills Author Tom Cunliffe
ISBN-10 9781119951292
Release 2012-05-22
Pages 179
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Improve a wide range of sailing skills with this highly illustrated guide Popular sailing author Tom Cunliffe teaches sailors how to improve a vast range of sailing skills, from dropping anchor to fixing an engine or using onboard electronics. Each chapter deals with a specific skill and is highly illustrated with step-by-step photos. This selection of the best practical articles from the pages of Yachting Monthly magazine will help sailors at every level. Perfect your spinnaker technique, learn how to dry out your yacht and pick up some tips for successful single-handed sailing. There's advice on everything from passage planning to boat handling and all delivered with easy to follow photographs and diagrams. Tom cuts through the theory to explain what really works -- often setting sail with normal yachtsmen and women to solve their cruising conundrums. Improve your sailing skills with a pick of the most useful tips and advice Easy to use language with step-by-step guides Expert advice from one of the U.K.'s most popular yachting journalists



Sailing Tips

Sailing Tips Author William M. Burr
ISBN-10 0312029772
Release 1989-06-01
Pages 176
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Gathers suggestions concerning safety, useful equipment, cleaning, rigging, maintenance, fishing, security, and boat handling



Sail Better

Sail Better Author Roger Marshall
ISBN-10 9781466826786
Release 1996-03-15
Pages 208
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Designed for sailors who know the basics, Sail Better will help you master your general skills, operate and protect your boat more efficiently, learn the fundamentals of racing, and much more, you'll find detailed sections on: -Cruising: sailing with children, dropping anchor, dinghies, sails and sail control, techniques, working the boat, maintenance and storage -Performance Sailing: turning a boat, planning a race -Emergency Procedures: signals and equipment to summon help, rescue techniques, and a first aid checklist



The Sea Never Changes

The Sea Never Changes Author Olivier De Kersauson
ISBN-10 0924486228
Release 1992-01
Pages 183
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On December 18, 1988, Olivier de Kersuason set out on a solo around the world race on board his 75-foot multihull Poulain. His goal: set a new speed record for non-stop solo circumnavigation."



Dinghy Sailing

Dinghy Sailing Author Barry Pickthall
ISBN-10 9781118315514
Release 2012-04-17
Pages 192
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Dinghy Sailing: Start to Finish is a complete reference for every level of sailor whether you are a beginner and need a straightforward, easy-to-understand guide or are taking your sailing to the next level and looking for the professional tips and tricks that will get you sailing faster, better, safer and having more fun. It includes single-handed dinghies through to planing speed craft. Full colour with 150 fantastic, clear illustrations and 150 photographs, Dinghy Sailing: Start to Finish gives the reader a thorough, complete and visual guide to life on the water. Packed with expert advice from the professionals at UKSA, the book covers: Basic Principles Parts of the boat - exploded illustrations of a dinghy and components How a boat sails - Sailing theory explained Points of sailing - Sailing a dinghy at different angles to the wind Choosing a dinghy - Types of boat and their suitability Preparing to sail - Safety afloat, practical clothing, rigging to launching. Knots and Ropes - Practical illustrations for basic knots and splices Transporting dinghies -Road trailer to roof racks Sailing for the first time - Balance, sail trim Rowing and paddling Rules of the road - Avoiding other boats, Rights of way, Basic racing rules Understanding tides and currents Weather forecasting - How to spot tell-tale signs of change in wind and weather Basic Techniques Tacking Gybing Beating to windward Reaching Running Spinnaker handling Capsize and recovery Returning to shore Packing the dingy away Maintenance Advanced Dinghy Sailing High performance dinghies and catamarans Trapezing Asymmetric spinnakers - Setting, handling and gybing Singlehanded sailing - dinghies and catamarans Tuning - dinghies and catamarans Heavy weather sailing - dinghies and catamarans The Basics of Racing The start - Practical lessons and rules explained First leg tactics - Practical lessons and rules explained Reaching - Practical lessons and rules explained Running - Practical lessons and rules explained Glossary of Terms



Boating Secrets 127 Top Tips to Help You Buy and Enjoy Your Boat

Boating Secrets  127 Top Tips to Help You Buy and Enjoy Your Boat Author
ISBN-10 9780983638148
Release 2011-08-15
Pages 230
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Includes information on the following topics: Do's and don'ts when buying a boat ; Two little known tools surveyors use to determine a boat's age and condition ; Three surprising reasons why marinas require the insurance they do ; How you can still get a boat loan even if your credit score is less than 720 ; How a commercial emergency signaling technology has saved more than 25,000 lives since 1982 and is now available for pleasure boaters ; What to do when you get caught in a bad storm or heavy weather ; Why customizing your electrical and instrument panels makes sense ; How Digital Selective Calling and the Automated Identification System saves lives in a Search and Rescue operation ; The advantages and disadvantages of having a multihull craft over a monohull ; Three powerful strategies you can use to best prepare your boat for rentals ; What's changed to take sailing from an amateur sport to top of the game earning a decent living--publisher.



Practical Boat Owner s Sailing Around the UK and Ireland

Practical Boat Owner s Sailing Around the UK and Ireland Author Roger Oliver
ISBN-10 9781472906779
Release 2013-11-05
Pages 176
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This book, based on a highly successful series of articles in Practical Boat Owner magazine, is a detailed practical guide to sailing around the UK - all by means of day sails. Roger Oliver, a passionate sailor, explains his in-depth passage planning, boat preparations, weather checks and log-keeping, as well as his choice of routes, the detailed navigation, sail trim tips and on-passage maintenance, all for the benefit of sailors who have a yen to follow in his footsteps. Packed with a wealth of practical tips on seamanship, anchoring in high winds, coping with big seas, problem-solving, harnessing the tide, sailing short-handed and living aboard for extended cruising, this book will be a godsend to the many thousands of sailors who enjoy coastal cruising and who will discover (as did Roger) that it is perfectly possible to cruise around the whole of the UK in a series of day sails. With this book to hand, and inspired by Roger's detailed route maps and spectacular photographs, anyone can experience the thrill and enjoyment of sailing around the beautiful and varied UK coast from any starting point.



Dinghy Sailing

Dinghy Sailing Author Sarah Ell
ISBN-10 0811724743
Release 2001
Pages 96
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The perfect resource for getting started with small boats.



Cruising World

Cruising World Author
ISBN-10
Release 1984-07
Pages 1446
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Cruising World has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Cruising World also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Cruising World book for free.



Stress free Sailing

Stress free Sailing Author Duncan Wells
ISBN-10 9781472919755
Release 2015-03-12
Pages 160
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The vast majority of sailing yacht scenarios comprise a couple sailing the boat together, and needing to carry out all manoeuvres and activities themselves with no help from a back-up crew. Their boat handling, navigation, sail handling, anchoring and mooring skills all have to be carried out both efficiently and effectively, preferably with the minimum of physical effort (to conserve energy). But most sailing technique books assume a crew of 3 or 4, all willing to lend a hand. This book is therefore a first, addressing the most common sailing scenarios that anyone cruising will have to deal with, and providing clever, original, highly effective (and most importantly successfully tried and tested by the author) techniques and solutions for dealing with the huge variety of essential operations on a boat – from sail setting and reefing, to picking up mooring buoys in a variety of wind and tide situations, anchoring, berthing and leaving a pontoon shorthanded, picking up a man overboard, sailing in fog and heavy weather – and even going up the mast. This book will be a godsend to anyone sailing single or shorthanded – including couples with young children who need to be supervised by one parent whilst the other runs the boat. Organised into techniques for different cruising scenarios, the book features step by step sequential photos showing exactly how to approach each situation and carry out the task in hand.



Singlehanded Sailing The Experiences and Techniques of the Lone Voyagers

Singlehanded Sailing  The Experiences and Techniques of the Lone Voyagers Author Richard Henderson
ISBN-10 0070281645
Release 1992-08-01
Pages 352
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Henderson gives a complete history of bluewater solo sailing. He describes the gear, boats, rigs, and techniques that have worked, with emphasis on recent technology developments. He also tells the stories of those crazy, fascinating sailors who have shown us the way.



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.



Cruising World

Cruising World Author
ISBN-10
Release 1983-01
Pages 1376
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Cruising World has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Cruising World also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Cruising World book for free.



Offshore Sailing 200 Essential Passagemaking Tips

Offshore Sailing  200 Essential Passagemaking Tips Author Bill Seifert
ISBN-10 0071374248
Release 2001-11-26
Pages 256
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In a book that is sure to become a classic, internationally respected boatbuilder, yacht manager, and delivery skipper Bill Seifert shares his hard-won solutions to a host of boat design, construction, and equipment issues and seamanship dilemmas. Unlike other books on the subject, Offshore Sailing doesn’t just tell readers what to do for safe and comfortable passage making; it shows them how to do it with clear, step-by-step instructions and nearly 200 detailed drawings and photographs.



Seamanship Secrets

Seamanship Secrets Author John Jamieson
ISBN-10 0071605797
Release 2009-03-08
Pages 336
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"Secrets' is the modern Bowditch, written so clearly that navigation and seamanship will be comprehensible to anyone . . ." -- Dave and Jaja Martin, circumnavigators and authors of Into the Light: A Family's Epic Journey "It's a great book. The prose is simple and clear . . ." --John Vigor, author of The Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat "The nautical tips and techniques presented are encyclopedic, yet the clear explanations demystify the topics . . ." -- Don Launer, contributing editor for Good Old Boat magazine "It is a fine piece of work and should be read by anyone contemplating coastal cruising or blue water voyages. It definitely deserves a place in the offshore yacht's library . . ." --Ted Brewer, yacht designer, author, and offshore racing and cruising sailor Be a Better Skipper In the night, wind, rain, fog, big seas, strong currents, or congested waters, when there’s no time for textbook seamanship solutions, what you need are shortcuts and techniques that work quickly and reliably every time. Distilled from the vast accumulated lore of seamanship and navigation, here are the absolute essentials--185 techniques that work without fail in the pilothouse or the exposed cockpit or flying bridge of a shorthanded sail- or powerboat. John Jamieson shows you how to: Set up a clipboard chart table for cockpit use Avoid hazards with danger bearings or a GPS grid highway Estimate current speeds with the 50-90-100 rule Track other boats in poor visibility using radar plots and bearing drift Sail home without a rudder or get your twin-screw boat home on one working engine Dock or anchor under any conditions And much, much more Even in this age of electronic navigation you need to know how to eyeball your boat through any situation. Each of the techniques in this cut-to-the-chase book has shown itself to be absolutely repeatable. It will work this time, the next time, and the time a er that, in conditions fair or foul.



The Dinghy Bible

The Dinghy Bible Author Rupert Holmes
ISBN-10 9781472907110
Release 2014-06-26
Pages 192
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The Dinghy Bible is the complete, user-friendly, hands-on manual packed with detailed step-by-step diagrams, lively action photos, and helpful advice on getting the most out of dinghy sailing whatever your skill level. Whether just learning the basics or wanting tips on sailing with the best, this is the book that provides all the answers in an easily accessible visual presentation. It's all here! - Choosing your dinghy - Launching, helming, trapezing and capsizing - Racing tips, techniques and tactics - Knots and ropes - Sailing etiquette - Rules of the road, safety and emergencies - Boat maintenance and repairs - Trailer maintenance - and much more... The Dinghy Bible is an ideal companion to enjoyable sailing for every skill level. Praise for The Sailing Bible: 'A first-class introductory text' - Yachting Monthly '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