History Encyclopedia of Sailing

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Encyclopedia of Sailing

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9780060132927: Encyclopedia of Sailing

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SAILING REVISED AND UPDATED Long considered one of the most popular, comprehensive and authoritative books in its field, the Encyclopedia of Sailing has now been thoroughly updated to include all the new equipment and changes in this exciting sport. What you'll find in this new edition is all the latest on sailing: its history, equipment, sailboats (the unique Catalogue of Sailboats has been totally revised), sailing rules and techniques, competition results, racing tactics, meaning of terms and how to get the greatest enjoyment from sailing. More than 250 halftones and line drawings illustrate the 200,000 words of text. There are superb photos of many one-design boats, fascinating pictures of the early days of sailing, diagrams showing how to handle your boat under all conditions, detailed photos of equipment, and much more. Numerous tables give you the most informative and up-to-date record of sailing competitions ever presented. In 467 fact-crammed, double-column pages, you discover enlightening stories about famous personalities and important sailing events throughout the world, such as the America's Cup races. You find practical information about sailing for pleasure, including an instruction course, hints on the care of your boat, navigation, rules equipment and how to use it, weather forecasting, winter storage, spring fitting out, etc. Of particular interest to the racing enthusiast is the section devoted to racing tactics, scoring methods, different types of races, selection and training of crew. Here, too, is detailed information on hundreds of today's most popular one-design and cruising-class boats. The valuable Catalogue of Sailboats gives you all the important specifications for each, such as the dimensions, sail area, crew needed, etc.

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