Covers navigating, anchoring, heavy weather sailing, launching, and mooring.
Covers navigating, anchoring, heavy weather sailing, launching, and mooring.
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
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.
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.
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.
Quickly and easily master the sailing fundamentals you'll need to get out on the water.
All you need to know when you're at sea Whether you're setting sail for the first time or have been sailing for years, Sailing Essentials is the perfect companion. Full of practical advice on every aspect of sailing, from basic manoeuvres to dealing with difficult weather conditions, it also includes guidance on fundamental maintenance and repairs. Step-by-step sequences take you through the key techniques of sailing, such as trimming the sails and plotting a course plus detailed instructions on emergency procedures and first aid. A handy waterproof clip-on cover means you can have it on hand in any weather. Packed with invaluable information, Sailing Essentials is perfect as a skipper's back up manual or a quick reference guide for novice sailors. You won't want to set sail without it.
Interested in learning to sail but feel like you’re navigating in murky waters? Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition introduces the basics of sailing, looks at the different types of sailboats and their basic parts, and teaches you everything you need to know before you leave the dock. In Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition, two U.S. sailing champions show you how to: Find and choose a sailing school Use life jackets correctly Tie ten nautical knots Handle sailing emergencies (such as capsizing and rescuing a man overboard) Launch your boat from a trailer, ramp, or beach Get your boat from point A to point B (and back again) Predict and respond to water and wind conditions Read charts, plot your course, use a compass, and find your position at sea Sailing for Dummies shows you that getting out on the water is easier than you think. The authors keep the sailor-speak to a minimum where possible, but give you a grasp of the terminology you need to safely and effectively communicate with your crew. A textbook, user’s manual, and reference all in one, this book takes the intimidation out of sailing and gives you the skills and confidence you need to get your feet wet and become the sailing pro you’ve always wanted to be. Anchors away!
Learn the secrets of getting the most from your boat Ð whether you sail an entry level dinghy, high performance skiff, sportsboat or catamaran. Tips, advice and some great shortcuts from expert sailors in a wide range of classes gives you the inside knowledge to improve your techniques and get ahead of the fleet. ThereÕs step-by-step guidance, and every stage of asymmetric sailing is covered, including rigging and tuning, hoists, gybes and drops, tactics, survival sailing and advanced skills for solo and crewed boats.