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Hand, Reef And Steer: Traditional Sailing Skills for Classic Boats

Cunliffe, Tom

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ISBN 10: 1574092030 / ISBN 13: 9781574092035
Published by Sheridan House, 2005
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Title: Hand, Reef And Steer: Traditional Sailing ...

Publisher: Sheridan House

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Used: Like New

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In Hand, Reef and Steer - winner of the Best Book of the Sea Award - Tom explains the different sailing characteristics of classic craft and shares his grasp of the special skills required to handle them. Specifically, he shares step by step advice on setting up the rig; sail handling skills - hoisting, setting and reefing working sails; heavy and light air sailing; maneuvering a long-keel boat and dealing with heavy displacement; losing way, scandalizing and steering with sails; topsails, watersails, single-luff spinnakers and fisherman staysails and much, much more. Hand, Reef and Steer with its wonderful watercolor drawings and atmospheric photos will delight all who love the unique character and grace of classic craft.

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Tom Cunliffe has voyaged in his own gaffers all over the world. He now owns a 20-ton gaff cutter, WESTERMAN, built in 1997, which he sails with his family. He writes regularly for Cruising World and other magazines, and has written 22 books, including Topsail and Battleaxe, Cunliffe on Cruising, and The Complete Yachtsmaster, now in its fourth edition.

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