Fast Track To Sailing

Author: Steve Colgate
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071615204
Size: 55.58 MB
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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.

Fast Track To Cruising

Author: Steve Colgate
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071778799
Size: 36.42 MB
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Learn how to handle a cruising sailboat in as little as seven days—even if you’ve never sailed before! Who says you have to be an experienced daysailor before you can think about cruising? Steve and Doris Colgate know that most of us don’t have that kind of time. At the Offshore Sailing School, the Colgates have helped more than 100,000 adults—three-quarters of whom started as beginning sailors or complete newcomers--take the helm of a midsize cruising sailboat. Now Fast Track to Cruising offers these proven instructional methods to all aspiring sailors with big dreams and little time. This is the very first guide that teaches sailing and cruising together, taking you from your first sail to independent cruising in one leap. You can make that leap in as little as seven days—as in the Colgates’ “Fast Track to Cruising” course—or you can get there at a more leisurely pace. Either way, no other book will take you from your first tacking or docking maneuver to a mastery of navigation and diesel engines as efficiently as this one. "America's most experienced sailing instructors present a thorough and easy to understand look at cruising. Leisure time is precious. Safety is paramount. The Colgates will help you maximize your time on the water."--Gary Jobson, ESPN's lead sailing analyst and editor at large for Cruising World and Sailing World “Doris and Steve Colgate understand that people want to reach their sailing goals as quickly as possible and they've built the excellent Fast Track program to accomplish it.”--Bernadette Bernon, former editorial director of Cruising World magazine "Together Steve and Doris Colgate have been teaching beginners to sail for over half a century. In Fast Track to Cruising they have included every concept and procedure you need to get yourself from a want-to-be sailor to one who is knowledgeable and competent to take the helm--with confidence and a smile."--Charles Mason, Executive Editor, SAIL magazine

Go Sail

Author: Steve Sleight
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781405315050
Size: 76.84 MB
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Get on the fast track to the world of sailing. Clear step-by-step instructions from the book are visually reinforced on the 30-minute DVD using 360-degree live-action footage and eye-catching freeze-frame graphics. The only book and DVD series of its kind to show you every aspect of sailing from launching the boat to recovering from a capsize. Go Sail will have you out on the ocean steering a boat in no time!

Solar Sailing

Author: Colin R. McInnes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540210627
Size: 42.60 MB
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Solar sailing offers the possibility of low-cost long-distance missions, impossible for any other type of conventional spacecraft. The book provides a detailed account of solar sailing, at a high technical level but in a way accessible to the scientifically informed layman. Solar sail orbital dynamics and solar radiation pressure form the foundations of the book, but the engineering design of solar sails is also considered, along with potential mission applications. This book introduces the subject and at the same time provides a technical reference source.

Learning To Sail

Author: H. A. Calahan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486149587
Size: 66.41 MB
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One of the best guides ever written for the novice sailor. Expert coverage of boat selection, mooring, knots, bending and hoisting sail, much more. 111 black-and-white figures.