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The Complete Sailor David Seidman

The Complete Sailor

David Seidman

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ISBN : 9780071749572
Paperback
240 pages
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This is not just an instructional book---its an insight into a sailors approach to the sea, boats, and the ever-changing dynamic of wind on the waterA learn-to-sail book with heart.--WoodenBoatA real winner...a masterful blend ofMoreThis is not just an instructional book---its an insight into a sailors approach to the sea, boats, and the ever-changing dynamic of wind on the waterA learn-to-sail book with heart.--WoodenBoatA real winner...a masterful blend of straightforward text with delightful and instructive illustrations. Quite simply a great primer on sailing and the world of boats for readers of all ages.--Cruising WorldTeaches sailing with flair and poetry.--SAILA great walk-through for the novice, both entertaining and thorough.--SailingSits in a class by itself. Elegantly simple, encyclopedic in scope, and a delightful reference for any novice--with lots to offer intermediate sailors, too.--Kalamazoo GazetteIf you never sailed, sailed once, or have sailed for a lifetime, this book is perfect for beginners but deep enough content for those interested in going beyond basics. Revised and expanded to include racing and GPS navigation, The Complete Sailor is not just a how-to sail book, but a book that teaches you how to become a sailor.Inside youll find: An all-in-one, comprehensive introduction to sailing Up-to-date information on techniques and approaches offered by the changing nature of the sport Exquisite pen-and-ink illustrationsTopics include: Wind Sense- Working Winds- Getting Underway- The Boat- Rigging- Sails- Under Power- Rules of the Road- Anchoring- Ropework- Marlinspike Seamanship- Emergencies- Sea and Sky- Navigation- Racing- Trailering