Plain Sailing: Learning to See LIke a Sailor: A Manual of Sail Trim

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With this new, fresh, and highly readable introduction to sail trim, Dallas Murphy’s Plain Sailing goes far to demystify the often intimidating aspects of sailing that confront the unseasoned sailor.
By focusing on “wind awareness,” Plain Sailing will help all sailors better understand the principles and practice of sail trim—how to adjust sails so they interact most efficiently with the wind. There is a direct relationship between sailing efficiency and sailing fun. Knowing when, how, and why to trim your sails is the essence of sailing. If you understand trim, you understand sailing.
Plain Sailing also covers how to look at sails, how to distinguish good trim from bad, how to diagnose a blown-out sail, and much more. This book is essential reading for all beginning sailors, as well as for more experienced cruising sailors who want to get the most out of their boats.

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Dallas Murphy is the author of Rounding the Horn and other books, and has been sailing seriously, cruising and racing inshore and off--including high-latitude cruises to Spitsbergen, East Greenland, Iceland, and Cape Horn--for thirty-five years. He lives in New York City.

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“‘Relax. Sailing isn't all that difficult or mysterious,' says Dallas Murphy in this new and very different sailing manual. He covers sailing's most important skills and equipment without intimidating his readers and without dumbing-down his material. I heartily recommend Plain Sailing to any beginner or novice, and also to old salts needing a refresher course." (John Rousmaniere, Author of "The Annapolis Book of Seamanship")

"Murphy steers aspiring sailors though the maze of jargon and effortlessly explains basic sailing concepts. He is that rare combination, a professional writer who thinks like a sailor, or as he puts it, ‘someone who sees the wind.' Anyone who has been intimidated or frustrated trying to learn to sail must read Plain Sailing. It will be a revelation.” (John Kretschmer, author of "At the Mercy of the Sea," "Cape Horn to Starboard" and most recently, "Sailing a Serious Ocean.")

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