Sailing Made Easy

Sailing Made Easy Author The American Sailing Association ASA
ISBN-10 098210250X
Year 2010-02-01
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher Amer Sailing Assn

Covers navigating, anchoring, heavy weather sailing, launching, and mooring.

Sailing Made Easy and Comfort in Small Craft

Sailing Made Easy and Comfort in Small Craft Author S. Housley
ISBN-10 9781443735636
Year 2008-11
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher Hesperides Press

Originally published in 1930, this is a compact guide to seamanship for beginners sailing on inland waters. Although it is easy to assume that there is little seamanship required on the quiet waterways of Britain, this book advises the reader about some common mistakes and pitfalls. With an ever increasing amount of people choosing to take their holidays on boats, it has some useful information on safety, comfort and enjoyment and of course, the food that is practical to cook on board. Contents Include: On Setting Sail and Getting Under Way - Sailing; With a Note on Balance-Lugs - On Strong Winds and Reefing - On the Rule of the Road - Mooring, Stowing, Awnings, Down-Mast - About Knots - On Ship-Keeping - The Kitchen - Dictionary and Index

College Sailing Made Easy Flash Cards

College Sailing Made Easy Flash Cards Author Philip Freedman
ISBN-10 1480086223
Year 2012-10-21
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Why sailing flash cards? Flash cards in a book is an easy and simple way to learn and to remember the basic parts of the boat, sails, racing, knots, and rules. Having flash cards in a book enables you to learn at your own pace. Each flash card shows a diagram and a simple definition on the next page. Again these are simple terms that are an easy ways to jump start your beginning in sailing.

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship Author John Rousmaniere
ISBN-10 9781451650242
Year 2014-01-07
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

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.

Sailing Fundamentals

Sailing Fundamentals Author Gary Jobson
ISBN-10 1439136785
Year 2008-09-08
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

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.

The American Sailing Association s Bareboat Cruising Made Easy

The American Sailing Association s Bareboat Cruising Made Easy Author
ISBN-10 0982102526
Year 2014
Pages 212
Language en

ASA's Bareboat Cruising Made Easy opens the door to a lifetime of adventure. It offers the knowledge and confidence required to explore an unfamiliar marina or cove, around the corner or around the world. The fun starts here! Find tips on where to go and what to bring. Gain a thorough understanding of liveboard systems. Learn about navigation and weather. Improve your sailing, boat-handling, and seamanship skills.

Traditional Boatbuilding Made Easy

Traditional Boatbuilding Made Easy Author Richard Kolin
ISBN-10 093782240X
Year 1996-01-01
Pages 85
Language en
Publisher WoodenBoat Books

Richard Kolin has been building boats for 25 years. He has designed and built skiffs for both plywood and plank construction.


Sailing Author Dave Franzel
ISBN-10 1585748072
Year 2003
Pages 132
Language en
Publisher Globe Pequot

Quickly and easily master the sailing fundamentals you'll need to get out on the water.

Nonprofit Law Made Easy

Nonprofit Law Made Easy Author Bruce R. Hopkins
ISBN-10 9780471727149
Year 2005-07-19
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

The ins and outs of law in the nonprofit sector--made easy! Written by renowned author Bruce R. Hopkins, Nonprofit Law Made Easy is a must-read guide for executives, board members, officers, accountants, fundraisers, and others who handle legal issues that affect the way nonprofit organizations are formed and operated. Nonprofit Law Made Easy presents in-depth discussions on such hot topics as acquiring and maintaining tax-exempt status, reporting requirements, charitable giving, disclosure requirements, unrelated business activities, fundraising, corporate governance principles, and board member liability. It also includes crucial information on avoiding nonprofit law traps and navigating governance and liability issues. Packed with practical tips and hard-to-find, authoritative advice, Nonprofit Law Made Easy demystifies complex legal issues with plain-language explanations of laws and regulations for non-legal professionals.


Odyssey Author Homer
ISBN-10 1603843701
Year 2000-03-01
Pages 478
Language en
Publisher Hackett Publishing

A translation of the epic poem retells the story of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War.