Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Very good book. Sailing shorts are a great idea on the warmer days. The basics of sailing a boat requires learning the wind direction, the points of sail, sailing fundamentals and how to change course. If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. The [ principal points of sail ] is the angles to the wind at which a boat can sail. Unlike many sailing books, which can reflect the biases and idiosyncrasies of their authors, this book has been extensively pretested to ensure that it offers the fastest, easiest, most systematic way to learn basic sailing and 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. This will help keep you from tripping or getting hit by some of the rigging in a high wind situation. An experienced captain can provide you with the expertise that you need to eventually sail a smaller boat on your own. Hopefully I can become your personal boat builder I grew up in the NY/Ct shoreline and sailed up and down the Long Island Sound and beyond Ken, Your email address will not be published. He's dreamed of getting into sailing for many years. Please see your welcome email for exclusions and details. † Conditions apply. If you are completely new to the topic of sailing, like I am, you might find some of the basic terminology that is casually used in the first few chapters confusing. Knowing how to use a life jacket, how to properly anchor the vessel, what to do if there’s a fire and other emergency procedures should always be covered before you go out on the water. Boat Building: What you need to get started. The head-to-wind method of stopping reveals an area of about 45° on either side of the wind direction in which it is not possible to point the boat and maintain sailing. 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In order to probably learn how to sail, it’s very likely that you may spend some time in a classroom setting or listening to an experienced captain. It prepared me very well. Sailing is a popular pastime and mastering the process of sailing early on could allow you to try out several different vessels like small catamarans, raising goats and even large sailing yachts. Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2019, Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2018. repeat buying this book since needed to refresh and lost the first one. I have learned that I don't know anything about knots. Covers every aspect of beginning sailing from hoisting sail to docking. good book. The book has good illustrations and seems to cover all the basics. Sailing away from the lying to position requires sheeting in both sails and the boat moves forwards. We are currently reviewing your submission. We sail from late afternoon until just after sundown. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. The ASA books are much more descriptive but have lees diagrams where the US Sailing books are just the oposite. The rudder is connected to a mechanical device on the top of the ship that controls its direction back and forth.