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Fundamentals of Sailing, Cruising, & Racing

Stephen Colgate

ISBN 10: 0393032159 / ISBN 13: 9780393032154
Published by W W Norton & Co Inc, New York, NY, 1978
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fundamentals of Sailing, Cruising, & Racing by Stephen Colgate. Published by W W Norton & Co Inc, New York, NY, 1978. 1st Edition 5th Printing. Hardbound, Paper DJ. Size 8vo. Condition: Fine in Chipped DJ. 380 Pgs. ISBN 0393032159. LCCN 77-19039. The founder and president of the most prestigious sailing school in the US, Offshore Sailing School, has distilled from his years of teaching what must be the nearly perfect text on sailing, cruising, and racing. Part I - Sailing is organized precisely like a day on the water, Part II- Cruising moves from basics like special equipment through distance cruising, Part III - Racing covers preparation, crew and duties, timing, sail control, tactical, rules, wind shifts, etc. Illustrated with photographs, diagrams by Ellen Goodman. Description text copyright 2001 BooksForComfort. Item ID 3726. Bookseller Inventory # 3726

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Title: Fundamentals of Sailing, Cruising, & Racing

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st edition.

Book Type: book

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For all sailors―novices and experienced racers alike―the acclaimed primer on sailing, cruising, and racing.

Stephen Colgate, the founder and president of the Offshore Sailing School, removes the mystery of sailing and reduces the techniques to basic, simple principles. He instructs the reader on all matters from how sails work under various conditions to night sailing and piloting, tactical problems and heavy-weather racing, emergencies, safety, boat control, and all other fundamentals. This edition contains the latest technological advances in equipment, and the newest rules, regulations, and strategies that are critical to safe and pleasurable time on the water. The result is a superior resource that is an absolute must for all sailors.

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For all sailors - novices and experienced hands alikeSteve Colgate has prepared a revised and updated edition of his acclaimed primer on sailing, cruising, and racing. Founder and CEO of the most prestigious sailing school in the United States, Colgate has distilled from his years of teaching what must be the perfect text, removing the mystery of sailing and reducing the techniques to basic, simple principles. The sport - or way of life, as it is to many - of sailing is no longer restricted to the few (anyone who can afford a small outboard motorboat can afford a richly rewarding sailboat). Here, Colgate instructs the reader on all matters from how sails work under various conditions to night sailing and piloting, tactical problems and heavy-weather racing, emergencies, safety, boat control, and all other fundamentals. His progression from the very beginning - demystifying yachting terminology - is a masterpiece of simplicity and logic. Part I, "Sailing", is organized precisely like a day on the water: getting under way, dropping the mooring, controlling the boat on all points of sail, even stopping; how sails work, their trimming, the forces involved, heeling, dealing with wind shifts, emergencies, safety, boat control, and other fundamentals. Part II, "Cruising", moves from basics like special equipment through distance cruising, night sailing, piloting, electronic aids, medicine at sea, storage, and the galley and its needs. Part III, "Racing", covers preparation, the crew and its duties, the start and its timing, sail control, tactical problems, the rules, wind shifts, the spinnaker and its problems, heavy-weather racing: everything a sailor needs to know to survive and succeed inthe world of racing. This edition also contains information about the latest technical advances in equipment, and the new rules, regulations, and strategies that are critical to a safe and pleasurable time on the water. The result is a superior resource that is a must for all sailors.

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