Boat Sailing for Beginners (Paperback)
This vintage book is a complete and accessible guide to sailing yachts, with information on all aspects from choosing a vessel to negotiating storms. With simple instructions and a wealth of useful tips, this volume is ideal for the novice sailor, and would make for a worthy addition to all collections of sailing literature. Contents include: "Selection of a Boat", "Rig", "Amount of Sail to Carry", "Terms and Expressions", "Getting Ready", "To Hoist the Mainsail", "To Hoist the Headsail", "To Reed the Mainsail", Securing the Sheets", "Before Setting Out", "Getting Under Way", "Sailing by the Wind", "Centre Boards", "Correcting a Weather Helm", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on sailing.