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The New Complete Sailing Manual


Short Description: Take to the helm with this comprehensive guide to practical sailing.
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  • Publisher: DK
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Whether you are a novice or an experienced skipper, this book is a step-by-step fully illustrated manual on all sailing principles, and offers practical advice that will enable you to sail your own boat safely and enjoyably. From getting afloat to navigating the high seas, The New Complete Sailing Manual gives you the confidence to master every aspect of seamanship, whatever your level of experience. Features all the latest developments in boat design and technology, from handling high-performance dinghies to using state-of-the-art navigation systems. An illustrated guide that offers expert instruction - from handling ropes, tacking and mooring, to boat maintenance and sailing etiquette. Includes a foreword by the award-winning British yachtswoman and fastest woman around the globe, Ellen MacArthur. The manual’s authoritative text and action photographs combine to create a reliable, instant and user-friendly guide in any sailing situation. With chapters on Navigation, Weather, Practical Boat Care and Staying Safe, this sailing manual is undoubtedly an essential source of reference for sailing instructors and students. “Superb…the perfect guide” The Sunday Express “It is astonishing how much information could be in one book” Cruising Magazine