Synopses & Reviews
The learn-to-sail book for when you are in a hurry to gain your sea legs
At the Offshore Sailing School, the Colgates havetaught more than 100,000 adults how to sail. Now theyare making their proven instructional methods availableto you so you can fulfill your sailing dreams in little time.Though designed around three days of intensiveinstruction, the book adapts easily to any learning pace.You can master the fundamentals inthree days--or over a summer of leisurely sailing.
About the Author
founded the Offshore SailingSchool in 1964. He has participated in two Americas Cup trials,17 Newport-Bermuda races, seven Fastnet Races, the PanAmerican Games, the Olympics, and six transatlantic races.
Doris Colgate is president and CEO of theOffshore Sailing School and founder of the National WomensSailing Association. In 2003, US SAILING awarded theColgates the Timothea Larr Trophy in recognition of theiroutstanding leadership and excellence in sailing education.
Table of Contents
DAY ONE: GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BOAT
1 The Language of Sailing
2 Start Sailing
3 The Points of Sail
DAY TWO: BUILDING CONFIDENCE AND SKILLS
4 Wind and Sails: A Powerful Team
5 Balance and Stability
6 Handling Heavy Weather and Rescuing Crew
DAY THREE: GOING AND COMING WITH EASE
7 Mooring, Docking, and Anchoring Under Sail
8 Right-of-Way Rules and Navigation
Appendix 1: Three-Day Study Program
Appendix 2: Tips and Checklists