The Handbook of Sailing Techniques: Professional Tips, Expert Advice, Essential Skills

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Sailing offers an enjoyable pastime for untold thousands of people worldwide--some of whom are experienced mariners with their own boats, while others are trying out the sport for the first time. Whatever the level of expertise, sailing is an activity that requires concentration, dedication, and skill.
The art of sailing requires a knowledge of essential techniques and the ability to adapt to changing conditions. THE HANDBOOK OF SAILING TECHNIQUES contains everything a sailor needs to know about sailing, beginning with the boat and its essential equipment, and ranging to weather and currents, communication, ropes and anchoring, sails and steering, onshore and offshore environments, and survival techniques.
With 120 black-and-white illustrations and clear, useful descriptions of sailing terms and sea-tested methods, THE HANDBOOK OF SAILING TECHNIQUES provides essential information for both novice crewmembers and experienced sailors. No matter a sailor's current level of expertise, there is always more to learn. This is a book that will continue to teach.

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Whether you're just starting out or looking to expand sailing skills, The Handbook of Sailing Techniques is packed with handy, eminently useful tips and hints to make your next voyage more enjoyable.
With years of expertise on the water distilled into clear, understandable advice, The Handbook of Sailing Techniques is the next best thing to having a seasoned skipper at your side. Designed to provide instant confidence, here's a book that no sailing enthusiast should be without.
Inside you will find information on:

Essential equipment and how to master it
Knots and lines
Navigation
Emergency techniques
Making the most out of the wind
Communications
Understanding weather
Understanding tides and currents

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