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eBook The Complete Sailing Manual, 4th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465467130
  • ISBN-13: 9781465467133
  • DDC: 797.124
  • 448 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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Overview

Learn the basics of sailing, master navigation, and maintain your boat with The Complete Sailing Manual, written by instructor and former British national champion Steve Sleight. This authoritative text has clear, annotated diagrams and photographs that answer questions about any sailing situation with thorough coverage of all aspects of sailing and boat ownership. Look up how to rig a dinghy, tie basic knots, or save someone who fell overboard. Revised and updated to include the latest developments in equipment, safety, and activities, including foiling, long-distance cruising, and high-speed, apparent wind-sailing, and newest technology such as modern performance systems and electronic navigation. All rules, regulations, and best practices are also up to date. From the novice to the experienced sailor, this is the perfect book for anyone interested in sailing.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Foreword.
The Joy of Sailing.
1: Introduction.
First Principles.
2: Safety Afloat.
3: Parts of a Boat.
4: Essential Equipment.
5: How Boats Sail.
6: The Main Controls.
7: Points of Sailing.
8: Ropes and Knots.
9: Blocks and Tackles.
10: Oars and Paddles.
11: Moving Small Boats.
12: Staying Clear of Others.
13: Weather Basics.
14: Inland or Sea.
Small-Boat Sailing.
15: Choosing a Small Boat.
16: Protective Clothing.
17: Rigging the Boat.
18: Reefing a Dinghy.
19: Helmsman and Crew.
20: Turning Forces.
21: Going Afloat.
22: Launching a Dinghy.
23: Basic Techniques.
24: Tacking.
25: Jibing.
26: Sailing a Course.
27: From and to the Shore.
28: Mooring and Anchoring.
29: Coping with Capsize.
30: Man Overboard.
31: Stowing after Sailing.
Advanced: Small-Boat Sailing.
32: High-Performance Boats.
33: Improving your Technique.
34: Sailing Exercises.
35: Using Trapezes.
36: Tacking and Jibing.
37: Spinnakers.
38: Handling a Spinnaker.
39: Asymmetric Spinnakers.
40: Single-Handed Sailing.
41: Small Keelboats.
42: Sailing Small Keelboats.
43: Moving Small Keelboats.
44: Catamarans.
45: Sailing Catamarans.
46: Foiling.
47: Tuning your Boat.
48: Rough-Weather Sailing.
49: Racing.
Cruiser Sailing.
50: Starting to Cruise.
51: Choosing a Cruiser.
52: Cruiser Design.
53: Stability.
54: Rigging and Sails.
55: Above Deck.
56: Down Below.
57: Protection Afloat.
58: Cruiser Ropework.
59: Basic Sail Skills.
60: Using the Tender.
61: Preparing to Sail.
62: Handling Under Power.
63: Handling Under Sail.
64: Tacking.
65: Jibing.
66: Sail Balance.
67: Reducing Sail Area.
68: Increasing Sail Area.
69: Berthing.
70: Marina Berths.
71: Rafting Alongside.
72: Berthing Bow-Or Stern-To.
73: Pile Moorings.
74: Moorings.
75: Anchoring.
76: Passage Making.
77: Avoiding Collisions.
78: Running Aground.
79: Man-Overboard Procedure.
80: Sailing at Night.
81: Sailing in Fog.
82: Rough-Weather Sailing.
Navigation.
83: Starting to Navigate.
84: Charts.
85: The Compass.
86: Plotting Equipment.
87: Navigation Instruments.
88: Pilotage.
89: Tides and Tidal Streams.
90: Shaping a Course.
91: Plotting a Position.
92: Fixing a Position.
93: Passage Skills.
Weather.
94: Causes of Weather.
95: Weather Systems.
96: Daily Changes.
97: The Effects of the Land.
98: Storms.
99: Fog.
100: Forecasting.
101: Beaufort Scale.
Practical Boat Care.
102: The Hull.
103: The Deck.
104: The Rig.
105: The Sails.
106: The Interior.
107: Electrics.
108: Plumbing.
109: Engines.
110: Running Repairs.
Staying Safe.
111: Emergency Repairs.
112: Distress Signals.
113: Abandoning Ship.
Glossary.
Index.
Acknowledgments.