This book will inspire novices of all ages and guide them through what they need to learn in order to start sailing.
Assuming no prior knowledge, this entry level guide aims to inspire novices of all ages to give sailing a try. Conveying the fun, accessibility and exhilaration of sailing, it covers everything the beginner needs to learn about, whether they are young, middle aged or taking up sailing as a family. Topics include: - How to get started - Where (and how) to find a club - Choosing the right type of boat - The differences between cruising and racing a dinghy - Learning to sail - Trolleying, trailing, launching and recovery - Getting the most ouf of time on the water Colour photographs illustrate each section, showing novices exactly what to do and inspiring newcomers to get out on the water and give sailing a try.
Barry Pickthall is an award winning yachting journalist, photographer and author. A former boatbuilder and naval architect, he was yachting correspondent for The Times for 20 years, and he has written 18 books about sailing, including Blue Water Sailing and Going Foreign , both published by Adlard Coles Nautical.
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