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The Blue Book of Sailing

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Transform basic sailing skills into true mastery..

No other sport is as complex or as gear- and technique-intensive as sailing. The details and nuances are vast, but beneath the surface are 27 elements, or core areas of knowledge. By understanding these principles you can attain true mastery: tie any knot, shape any sail, take the helm of any boat, no matter how large or unfamiliar. .

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Adam Cort is a former editor and regular contributor to Sailing magazine and the co

About the Author

Adam Cort is a sailing journalist and former.editor of Sailing magazine. He is a lifelong sailor, longtime.sailboat racer, and the author, with Richard Stearns, of.Getting Started in Sailboat Racing..

Table of Contents

1. Knowing the Angles

2. How to Make a Sailboat Go Where You Want It To

3. How to See the Wind

4. Catching the Wind, or Why Sails Are Curved

5. Steering with Your Sails

6. The Anatomy of a Rope

7. The Anatomy of a Knot

8. The Simple Secrets of Docking Under Sail

9. The Simple Secrets of Docking Under Power

10. Reading a Sail Plan Drawing

11. Keels and Rudders

12. Why Sailboats Don’t (Usually) Tip Over

13. Design Ratios and Boat Speed

14. The Nuts and Bolts of Design Ratios

15. Sailing Faster Using Telltales

16. Leaving a Dock Using Spring lines

17. Handling Heavy Weather

18. Why Sails Are Shaped Like Triangles

19. Why So Many Boats Have Two Sails

20. Tuning the Rig

21. What Makes a Good Boat

22. How Modern Boats Are Built

23. Keeping from Running Aground

24. Where Are We?

25. How Racing Tactics and Strategies Can Make You a Better Sailor

26. The Art of Avoiding Emergencies and the Tao of Handling Them

27. Why We Sail

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071548007
Publisher:
International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Subject:
Sports & Recreation : Sailing - General
Author:
Cort, Adam
Author:
Cort Adam
Subject:
Sailing - General
Subject:
Sailing
Subject:
9780070571310, 9780070532250, 9780071424004, sailing, sailing basics, sailing fundamentals, sailors, sailor, new sailor, new to sailing, sailing 101
Subject:
Seamanship
Subject:
Nautical-Sailing
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
June 2009
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
272

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