The Handbook Of Sailing

Author: Bob Bond
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 0679740635
Size: 68.31 MB
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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

Handbook Of Offshore Cruising

Author: Jim Howard
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574090932
Size: 55.87 MB
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Jim Howard has cruised the great oceans of the world for over 25 years, often single-handed.

Handbook Of Trailer Sailing

Author: Robert F. Burgess
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780070089815
Size: 68.56 MB
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Gives advice on selecting small sailboats that can be transported by trailer, discusses the fundamentals of sailing, and tells how to plan cruises and outfit a boat.

The Annapolis Book Of Seamanship

Author: John Rousmaniere
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451650248
Size: 33.10 MB
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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.

The Handbook Of Sailing Techniques

Author: Twain Braden
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781585746446
Size: 54.56 MB
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Sailing offers an enjoyable pastime for untold thousands of people worldwide--some of whom are experienced mariners with their own boats, while others are trying out the sport for the first time. Whatever the level of expertise, sailing is an activity that requires concentration, dedication, and skill. The art of sailing requires a knowledge of essential techniques and the ability to adapt to changing conditions. THE HANDBOOK OF SAILING TECHNIQUES contains everything a sailor needs to know about sailing, beginning with the boat and its essential equipment, and ranging to weather and currents, communication, ropes and anchoring, sails and steering, onshore and offshore environments, and survival techniques. With 120 black-and-white illustrations and clear, useful descriptions of sailing terms and sea-tested methods, THE HANDBOOK OF SAILING TECHNIQUES provides essential information for both novice crewmembers and experienced sailors. No matter a sailor's current level of expertise, there is always more to learn. This is a book that will continue to teach.

Cruisers Handbook Of Fishing 2 E Ebook

Author: Scott Bannerot
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071427883
Size: 27.55 MB
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"The definitive book." -Cruising World "Every culture has its bible, and until now, there wasn't one for the voyager with a passion for catching fish." --Ocean Navigator Here is the first-ever complete guide to finding, catching, processing, and cooking fish from the decks of a slow-moving cruising sail- or powerboat. Scott and Wendy Bannerot have successfully cruise-fished tropical and temperate seas for more than two decades.

A Manual Of Sail Trim

Author: Stuart H. Walker
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393032963
Size: 50.30 MB
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A guide for racing covers the principles of sail trim, crew movement techniques, maneuvers, and control systems, and gives advice on adjusting to special conditions.

The Gl Nans Manual Of Sailing

Author: Peter Davison
Publisher: David & Charles Uk
ISBN: 9780715300169
Size: 61.30 MB
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This is the world's largest and most complete boating reference, the standard to which all other works on sailing are compared. Originated by the renowned Glenans sailing school, the work covers everything a sailor needs to know -- the nature of sailing, types and parts of boats, mechanics of wind forces, sail maneuvers for every course and type of weather, meteorology, reading seascapes, navigation techniques, planning and carrying out day trips and long-term cruises. Thousands of diagrams, drawings and photos, including foldout charts and navigation maps, make every aspect of sailing easy to understand. If there's room for only one book aboard your sailing vessel, be sure to take along the one that's been called "the yachtsman's bible".

The Complete Sailing Manual 4th Edition

Author: Steve Sleight
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465467130
Size: 35.50 MB
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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.