eBook Sailing Essentials, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465421084
  • ISBN-13: 9781465421081
  • DDC: 797.124
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

Sailing Essentials is the perfect reference for yachtsmen of all levels! This illustrated guide provides sailors with everything they need to know about how to sail. Broken down into easy-to-follow, bite-sized units, Sailing Essentials takes readers through key sailing techniques-from hoisting a sail and reading charts to steering a course at night or laying an anchor. Readers will also find information on how to deal with difficult weather conditions and how to tie tricky knots, detailed instructions on man-overboard procedures, and much more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyight Page.
Contents.
Frontispiece.
Introduction.
1: Comfort and Safety.
2: Clothing.
3: Head, Hands, and Feet.
4: Life Jacket and Harness.
5: Safety on Deck.
6: Boat Safety Equipment.
7: Crew Roles.
8: Sailing Basics.
9: Parts of the Boat.
10: Basic Forces.
11: Using the Engine.
12: Maneuvering Under Power.
13: Steering Under Power.
14: Points of Sailing.
15: Steering Controls.
16: Sail Controls.
17: Winches and Clutches.
18: Basic Maneuvers.
19: Changing Tack.
20: Hoisting the Mainsail.
21: Dropping the Mainsail.
22: Unfurling the Headsail.
23: Furling and Stowing the Headsail.
24: Sail Trimming.
25: Steering a Course.
26: Sailing on a Reach.
27: Sailing to Windward.
28: Sailing Downwind.
29: Tacking.
30: Jibing.
31: Heaving-to.
32: Types of Spinnaker.
33: Hoisting the Spinnaker.
34: Dropping the Spinnaker.
35: End-for-End Jibe.
36: Dip-Pole Spinnaker Jibe.
37: Reducing Sail.
38: A Secure Berth.
39: Fenders.
40: Mooring Warps.
41: Choosing an Approach.
42: Mooring Alongside.
43: Stern-to or Bow-to.
44: Arriving at a Marina.
45: Leaving a Marina Berth.
46: Using Springs and Warps.
47: Leaving Bow First.
48: Leaving Stern First.
49: Anchoring and Mooring.
50: Judging an Anchorage.
51: Anchors and Chains.
52: Anchoring Routines.
53: Using a Mooring.
54: Tenders.
55: Getting Into a Tender.
56: Getting Out of a Tender.
57: Living on Board.
58: Sharing Space.
59: Berths and Stowage.
60: Cooking on Board.
61: Heads and Plumbing.
62: Electric Power Sources.
63: Power Usage.
64: Making a Passage.
65: Preparing a Passage.
66: Communication.
67: Buoyage and Pilotage.
68: Position and Direction.
69: Understanding Charts.
70: Working on Paper Charts.
71: Navigation Instruments.
72: Tides.
73: Finding Your Position.
74: Shaping a Course.
75: Avoiding Collisions.
76: Navigation Lights.
77: Sailing at Night.
78: Sailing in Fog.
79: Sailing in Strong Winds.
80: Understanding Weather.
81: Weather Information.
82: Interpreting Forecasts.
83: Weather Fronts.
84: Wind Speed.
85: Daily Changes.
86: Land Effects.
87: Wind, Tide, and Depth.
88: Repairs and Maintenance.
89: Engine Care.
90: Simple Repairs.
91: Steering Maintenance.
92: Rig Checks and Repairs.
93: Sail Maintenance.
94: Hull Maintenance.
95: Dealing with Damage.
96: Knots and Rope Skills.
97: Types of Rope.
98: Coiling a Rope.
99: Stowing Ropes.
100: Figure-of-Eight.
101: Double Overhand Knot.
102: Bowline.
103: Round Turn and Two Half-Hitches.
104: Clove Hitch.
105: Reef Knot.
106: Sheet Bend.
107: Double Sheet Bend.
108: Fisherman’s Bend.
109: Sealing Rope Ends.
110: Sailmaker’s Whipping.
111: Seizing.
112: Splicing.
113: Emergency Procedures.
114: First-Aid Basics.
115: Onboard Emergencies.
116: Man Overboard.
117: Practicing the Drill.
118: Fire on Board.
119: Dismasting.
120: Collisions at Sea.
121: Signaling for Help.
122: Life Raft Procedures.
123: Rescue at Sea.
Glossary.
Index.
Acknowledgments.