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The Sailing Bible free pdf ""Sailing is a popular sport and this book is a very comprehensive treatment of the subject.... This reviewer was impressed by the constant stress the authors place on safety at sea. Photographs always show sailors in appropriate yachting safety gear and almost every paragraph mentions some aspect of maritime safety.... Experienced sailors as well as novices will find instruction in this book.... This title is recommended for general reference collections."" --American Reference Books Annual The most recent National Survey on Recreation and the Environment found that 10.3 million Americans participate in sailing. US Sailing has 40,000 amateur members and Americans have long excelled in the Olympics and in international races. "The Sailing Bible" is a comprehensive handbook for all sailors, whatever their experience. It takes novice sailors from learning the anatomy of their boat to handling emergencies while experienced sailors get sound advice and expert tips that will improve their skills, safety and enjoyment on the water. Jam-packed with vital data, step-by-step instructions, explanatory diagrams and lively action photos, "The Sailing Bible" is thorough, user-friendly and appropriate for all sailboats. Organized progressively from learning to sail to navigation and boat maintenance, the authors cover everything sailors must know to get the most out of the sport. Topics include: Dinghies and yachts Cruising and racing Launching, helming, trapezing and capsizing Racing techniques and tactics Buoys, tides, charts and navigation Anchoring and marina berthing Knots, ropes and flags Boat etiquette and seamanship Safety and emergencies and much more. "The Sailing Bible" is the most comprehensive guide to the exciting sport of sailing. It is an ideal choice as a reference to keep onboard, as a resource in preparation for certification or as a practical gift for a new sailor of any age.

About Jeremy Evans

Jeremy Evans writes sailing books for the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and also writes for "Yachting Monthly" and "Yachts and Yachting" magazines. Pat Manley is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and a member of the Yachting Journalists Association. He has written several books on boat maintenance and is a regular contributor to "Practical Boat Owner" magazine. Barrie Smith is an RYA Yachtmaster who has skippered or crewed on numerous yacht delivery trips and long distance races.

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Author : Jeremy Evans
Publisher : Firefly Books
Data Published : 01 February 2009
ISBN : 1554074290
EAN : 9781554074297
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 399 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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