Sail and Rig Tuning

Sail and Rig Tuning Author Ivar Dedekam
ISBN-10 1898660670
Year 2000-04-07
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher *Wiley Nautical
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A guide to tuning the sails and rigs of yachts and small keelboats, featuring step-by-step instructions and more than 150 illustrations.

Illustrated Navigation

Illustrated Navigation Author Ivar Dedekam
ISBN-10 9781909911994
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 84
Language en
Publisher Fernhurst Books
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Today, yachts are often equipped with radar, GPS, chart plotters, AIS, etc. This equipment has also become much more reliable, making it possible to make long offshore passages without a great knowledge of navigation. However, such equipment can be set up wrongly, interpreted incorrectly, malfunction or lose power. In these circumstances, knowledge of traditional navigation can become extremely important. This book will teach you how to navigate in the traditional way using compass, log and plotter; and also how to navigate using electronic aids like GPS, radar and chart plotter. In addition, you will learn some basic celestial navigation using the sun and stars to obtain your position using sextant, almanacs, tables and a watch. Each method of navigation is explained alongside detailed illustrations and examples, combining to make a straightforward and easy-to-follow guide.

A Manual of Sail Trim

A Manual of Sail Trim Author Stuart H. Walker
ISBN-10 0393032965
Year 1985
Pages 251
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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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.

Sail Trim

Sail Trim Author Peter Hahne
ISBN-10 9781408123386
Year 2010-08-04
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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Explains the art of good sail trim with the aid of superb colour diagrams and photographs.

Mainsail Trimming

Mainsail Trimming Author Felix Marks
ISBN-10 9780470516508
Year 2007-11-27
Pages 106
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Uncover the secrets to sailing fast whilst remaining in control. Mainsail trimming is not only a physically and mentally demanding role on a boat; it is also one of the most crucial. You need a deep and subtle appreciation of sail shapes and the controls used to achieve them. Most significantly, the role requires an obsession with acquiring and retaining speed. This book is here to help and it has been written in a groundbreaking way. Every effort has been made to simplify the subject and explain everything that you need to know without blinding you with science. Sailing terminology has been reined-in as much as possible and only information relating to mainsail trimming has been included. High quality photographs and illustrations are used throughout to simplify this complex subject. This is achieved by showing the sail shapes needed to make the boat go fast and stay under control. Only one sailing role is dealt with to further simplify the subject and make sailing more accessible to the newcomer.

Sailpower

Sailpower Author Peter Nielsen
ISBN-10 1574091778
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Sheridan House, Inc.
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Peter Nielsen is editor of SAIL magazine.

Illustrated Seamanship

Illustrated Seamanship Author Ivar Dedekam
ISBN-10 9781909911970
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 84
Language en
Publisher Fernhurst Books
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Today, yachts are often equipped with electrical windlasses, autopilot, bow thrusters, etc. This equipment has also become much more reliable, making it possible to make long offshore passages without much knowledge of seamanship. However, as the coastguards in many countries can confirm, more and more yachts require assistance, even when they should be able to reach harbour on their own. In this book you will be shown the traditional techniques you should be familiar with Ð regarding rope handling, manoeuvring and anchoring Ð in order to make long or short passages safely. Each element is clearly explained alongside detailed illustrations, combining to make a straightforward and easy-to-follow guide. Although yacht gear is becoming more and more reliable, you can be almost sure that, sooner or later, it will fail or you will be out of electrical power to use it. Learning the traditional techniques may not only be necessary but is also both interesting and fun. Instead of waking up the entire harbour in the early hours with the noise of your bow thruster, you may, alternatively, use a spring line to get safely moored to or leave the pontoon quietly.

The Best of Sail Trim

The Best of Sail Trim Author Charles Mason
ISBN-10 1574091190
Year 2000-07-01
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Sheridan House, Inc.
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An anthology of authoritative articles from SAIL magazine--one of the world's major sailing magazines.

Maximum Sail Power

Maximum Sail Power Author Brian Hancock
ISBN-10 9781619304277
Year 2003-10-15
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Nomad Press
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The art, science, history, and mystery of sails and sailmaking. Written in concise, layperson's language and full of photographs and personal anecdotes, this book goes step-by-step through the process of creating and using sails. Provided is a definitive look at the latest developments in sails, sailcloth, engineering, hardware, and sail trim. Also offered are case studies that illustrate which fibers, fabrics, and sails are suitable for a variety of different sailing applications, from simple dinghies and day sailors to offshore racing and cruising yachts. Sailors of all levels of interest and ability will find information they can apply to their own boats and sail choices.

Plain Sailing

Plain Sailing Author Dallas Murphy
ISBN-10 1580801617
Year 2010
Pages 170
Language en
Publisher
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This book will help the new sailor to understand the principles and practice of sail trim, adjusting sails so they interact most efficiently with the wind. There is a direct relationship between sailing efficiency and sailing fun. Knowing when, how, and why to trim your sails is the essence of sailing. If you understand trim, you understand sailing.

The Art and Science of Sails

The Art and Science of Sails Author Tom Whidden
ISBN-10 0997392002
Year 2016-10-01
Pages 182
Language en
Publisher Seapoint Books
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The bible on selecting, using and maintaining yacht sails by Tom Whidden, the president of North Sails and Michael Levitt, experienced sailor and nautical writer.

Wind Strategy

Wind Strategy Author David Houghton
ISBN-10 1904475124
Year 2004-09-13
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher *Wiley Nautical
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This has, for 20 years, been the definitive book on wind for racing sailors worldwide. Contains easy-to-understand conceptual models of wind behaviour. So that wherever you are it trains you to recognise what the wind is doing and why. The 3rd edition has: Detailed wind analysis of the world’s most popular venues. 40% of the book rewritten. Inclusion of sailor & meteorologist Fiona Campbell as co-author.

Sailing Smart

Sailing Smart Author Buddy Melges
ISBN-10 0805003517
Year 1987-04-15
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Sailing Smart is for every sailor who wants to increase his or her knowledge, understanding, and sailing expertise: the local day-sailor who wants a firmer grasp of the fundamentals, as well as the serious competitor who wants to be up on the latest, most innovative sailing techniques and racing strategies. Buddy Melges, one of the world's best-known sailors, has at last set down his highly original thoughts on how to sail well. He covers the full range of sailing experience, from the general to the specific, the basic to the highly sophisticated. Melges's message is delivered in a bright, uncluttered manner by way of applications from his own sailing experience and through step-by-step instructions on everything from basic boat handling to expert on-the-course tactics and maneuvers. The book is profusely illustrated by the noted sailing artist Ted Brennan, and each drawing is accompanied by a cogent, in-depth explanatory caption.