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Sailing Fundamentals

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With over 150 line drawings and photographs, and clear, detailed coursework covering every aspect of beginning sailing—from hoisting sail to docking and anchoring—Sailing Fundamentals is the authoritative text designed to prepare the learning sailor for certification according to international standards.

Written by America’s foremost instructional authority, the new edition of Sailing Fundamentals is the official learn-to-sail manual of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Sailing Fundamentals is also used in the programs of yacht clubs, colleges, and sailing groups around the country. Unlike many sailing books, which can reflect the biases and idiosyncrasies of their authors, this book has been extensively pretested to ensure that it offers the fastest, easiest, most systematic way to learn basic sailing and coastal cruising.

Widely acclaimed author Gary Jobson has won several major races, including the 1977 America’s Cup victory as tactician aboard Courageous. He was head sailing coach at the US Naval Academy, and has conducted sailing clinics across the country.

Synopsis:

The new edition of the bestselling learn-to-sail manual combines the training programs of the American Sailing Association and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary--by the former sailing coach of the U.S. Naval Academy and current ESPN commentator. 100 photos.

About the Author

Gary Jobson lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

The American Sailing Association by Harry Munns, Executive Vice President, ASA

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK

PART ONE

INTRODUCTION TO SAILING

Overview: The Sailboat and the Wind

ASHORE KNOWLEDGE

All About Boats

The Basic Boat

Responsibilities of the Skipper and Crew

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats

Review Questions

SKILLS AFLOAT

Boarding

Sailing Checklist

Attaching the Sails

Rigging Checklist

Using Winches

Raising the Mainsail

Getting the Boat Moving

Getting Out of Irons

Coming About or Tacking (Mainsail Only)

Jibing (Mainsail Only)

Raising the Jib

Reaching with Mainsail and Jib

Coming About with Mainsail and Jib

Sailing a Figure Eight

Jibing with Mainsail and Jib

Ending the Sail

Stowing Sails

Docking

Summary

PART TWO

BASIC SAILING

ASHORE KNOWLEDGE

Sail Trim

What Makes a Boat Sail

Points of Sail

Rules of the Road under Sail

Review Questions

SKILLS AFLOAT

Communications

Sailing Close-hauled

Sailing on a Run

Sailing on a Reach

Stopping the Boat

Summary

PART THREE

SAFETY AND SEAMANSHIP

ASHORE KNOWLEDGE

The Safety Harness

Deck Safety

Hypothermia and Clothing

Seasickness

Review Questions

SKILLS AFLOAT

Sailing a Triangular Course

Rescuing a Man Overboard

Sailing in Confined Waters

Summary

PART FOUR

BASIC SEAMANSHIP SKILLS

ASHORE KNOWLEDGE

Daysail Planning

Chart Symbols

Aids to Navigation

Anchors and Their Uses

The Anchorage

Knots

Dock Lines and Their Uses

Review Questions

SKILLS AFLOAT

Anchoring

Heaving To

Docking under Sail

Mooring

Summary

PART FIVE

BASIC COASTAL CRUISING I

ASHORE KNOWLEDGE

Terms and Definitions

Running Lights

Duties of Skipper and Crew for Cruising

Rules of the Road under Power

Essential Safety Equipment

Review Questions

SKILLS AFLOAT

Engine Operation — Outboards

Troubleshooting the Engine

Handling a Vessel under Power

Summary

PART SIX

BASIC COASTAL CRUISING II

ASHORE KNOWLEDGE

Sail Selection

Weather

Heavy-Weather Sailing

Reefing Systems

The Magnetic Compass

Preparing for Coastal Cruising

Running Aground and Other Nuisances

Review Questions

SKILLS AFLOAT

Reefing

Sailing a Compass Course

Steering with the Sails

Basic Coastal Cruising Checklist

Summary

PART SEVEN

SPECIAL SAILING INFORMATION

Special Sailing Information

Dinghy Sailing

Sailboards

Catamarans

Launching, Storing, and Maintaining Your Boat

A Final Word

APPENDIX A

Answers to Review Questions

APPENDIX B

Float Plan

APPENDIX C

Equipment Checklists

GLOSSARY

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743273084
Author:
Jobson, Gary
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Illustrator:
Betz, Marti
Subject:
Sailing
Subject:
Sailing - General
Subject:
Nautical-Sailing
Subject:
sailing; how to sail; sailing lessons; sailing books; "Sailing for Dummies"; "The Complete Sailing Manual";
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
August 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 21.42 oz

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