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Learning to Sail: A No-nonsense Guide for Beginners of All Ages
Learning to Sail: A No-nonsense Guide for Beginners of All Ages Learning to Sail: A No-nonsense Guide for Beginners of All Ages Learning to Sail: A No-nonsense Guide for Beginners of All Ages Learning to Sail: A No-nonsense Guide for Beginners of All Ages

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Publisher: Firefly Books

Author Statement: Basil Mosenthal
Audience: Trade
Specs: full-color photographs and illustrations throughout, glossary
Pages: 74
Trim Size: 7" X 9 1/2" X 4/16"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20110714
Copyright Year: 2011
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Learning to Sail: A No-nonsense Guide for Beginners of All Ages

Praise for the UK edition: "It is simplicity itself, whether you plan on stepping into a dinghy or aboard a yacht." -- Sailing

Praise for the UK edition:
"It is simplicity itself, whether you plan on stepping into a dinghy or aboard a yacht."
-- Sailing

Learning to Sail is the ideal guide for new sailors. It is also valuable as a backup to sailing courses and useful as a refresher course on the basics. Lively color photographs and clear diagrams highlight expert instruction on topics that range from the various parts of a boat to advanced knots, reading charts and navigation.

This straightforward and comprehensive guide covers:

  • How to get started
  • What things are called
  • How a boat sails
  • Sailing a dinghy
  • Yachts -- getting to know the ropes
  • Crewing a yacht
  • The tide
  • The weather
  • How to navigate
  • Some useful knots
  • A comprehensive glossary.

Learning to Sail is suitable for all ages and learning environments. It is designed specifically to give novice sailors the information and guidance they need to set sail safely and with confidence.

Bio:

Basil Mosenthal has a lifetime of experience sailing all over the world. He is the author of several best-selling books, including Young Sailor and Learn to Navigate.

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