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, communication and first aid.
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 '