Sailing Fundamentals

Author: Gary Jobson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439136782
Size: 11.43 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, with over 150 line drawings and photographs. Written by America’s foremost instructional authority, the new edition of Sailing Fundamentals combines the training programs of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association, it is also used in the programs of many yacht clubs, colleges, and sailing groups. Unlike most introductory sailing books, which reflect the biases and idiosyncrasies of their authors, Sailing Fundamentals has been extensively pretested by ASA professional instructors to ensure that it offers the fastest, easiest, most systematic way to learn basic sailing and basic coastal cruising. This book covers every aspect of beginning sailing—from hoisting sail to docking and anchoring—and specifically prepares the learner to qualify for sailing certification according to international standards. Widely acclaimed author Gary Jobson has won several major races, including the 1977 America’s Cup victory as tactician aboard Courageous. He was head sailing coach at the US Naval Academy, and has conducted sailing clinics across the country.

Fundamentals Of Sailing Cruising And Racing

Author: Stephen Colgate
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393038118
Size: 28.21 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presents simple, systematic explanations of basic seamanship, navigational techniques, and competitive tactics, and describes crew duties in racing and cruising situations

Cruising Fundamentals

Author: Harry Munns
Publisher: International Marine Publishing Company
Size: 27.10 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 7470
Offers advice on sailing skills, safety equipment, the mechanical operation of the boat, navigation, emergency procedures, troubleshooting, and marine etiquette.

Small Boat Sailing

Author: Lawrence Bart
Publisher: U.S. Sailing Association
ISBN: 9781882502677
Size: 73.47 MB
Format: PDF
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First Sail

Author: Richard Henderson
Publisher: Tidewater Pub
Size: 48.51 MB
Format: PDF
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Adam goes sailing with his cousin Beth, who teaches him about sailboats and how to handle them, safety at sea, and other things sailors need to know, just in time for him to put his knowledge to good use when a storm comes up


Author: Natalie Levy
Size: 11.81 MB
Format: PDF
View: 1367

Sailing Skills And Seamanship

Author: Us Coast Guard Auxiliary
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071470298
Size: 33.51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 3774
Learn the essentials of sailing and seamanship from one of the world's premier boating organizations Since 1978, Sailing Skills and Seamanship has been the required manual for students in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's esteemed sail-training programs. Now this exclusive handbok is available for the first time to every beginning and intermediate sailor. It is your thorough introduction to recreational sailing's fundamentals, from choosing the right sailboat to knowing the rules of the nautical road and everything in between. Discover the answers to all your questions on: Essential equipment, both required and recommended Docking and anchoring Sailing fundamentals Tuning your sailboat's rigging for best performance Knots, splices, and line handling Operating and maintaining outboard or inboard engines Navigation and the rules of the nautical road Boat handling and seamanship on coastal and inland waters Trailering a sailboat Marine weather and marine communications And much more! Approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), with chapter review questions and answers, Sailing Skills and Seamanship is the ideal study and reference guide for honing your sailing skills and expanding your seamanship knowledge.